A terrific whisky, produced by Japanese beer giants Kirin. This is a particularly exciting dram, as Kirin whiskies rarely make it out of Japan. Frist launched in early 2016, this is a blended whisky including both medium and heavy grains, mixed with a little peated malt whisky. Kirin’s Chief Blender, Jota Tanaka, wanted this to be the first widely available entry level Japanese whisky to be bottled without chillfiltration, and so it is, bottled at a warming 50% ABV. The whisky’s name translates as “at the foot of Mount Fuji”, and it is here it is produced, at the Fjui Gotemba distillery which was first opened in 1973, and is little known beyond Japan. The distillery’s outstanding location is featured on the label, and this whisky is produced using rain and snow melt from the top of the iconic mountain itself. Fuji Sanroku was matured in former Bourbon American oak barrels, giving it a delicate vanilla and honey flavour which pairs perfectly with this dram’s faint smoke. Rich and wonderful blend, we look forward to seeing more Kirin whiskies in the future!