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Kirin FUJISANROKU

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The “non-chill filtered” process further evolves the delicious taste of the special “50° alcohol content” .

It will be released on March 22, 2016.

The non-chill-filtered method is a method of bottling whiskey without cooling and filtration to keep the flavorful ingredients in the whiskey. This method is mainly used for premium and limited edition products.

 

The Bottle

50° alcohol by volume

 

 

In general, whiskey is bottled at an alcohol content of 60 degrees or higher, matured, blended, and then watered to the product alcohol content during bottling. At this time, the alcohol content drops rapidly, and the flavor components that had been dissolved in the water are unable to dissolve completely and precipitate out.

Fuji Gotemba Distillery, the malt whiskey is matured in barrels (small 180-liter barrels) at 50° alcohol by volume and one of the grain whiskeys, which is the key to the flavor, is matured at 55° alcohol by volume.

 

 

We are particular about bottling* the whiskey as close as possible to the state it was in when it was first released from the barrel, to contain the original flavor of the original whiskey.

This means that there is little change in the degree of barrel aging and bottling, and little precipitation of flavor components.

 

Aroma The initial aroma is a harmonious combination of fruity barrel-aged scents and malt savory notes.
Taste In the mouth, the complex intertwined aromas are slowly released. When rolled on the tongue, the flavors are mellow and sweet.
Aftertaste The deep aftertaste goes through the nose comfortably.

 

 

Alcohol content 50%
Classification Blended Whisky
Barrel type Barrel type
Contents 700ml
Number of bottles sold Number of bottles sold
Suggested retail price 1,620 yen (tax included)
Release date

February 17, 2016

 

 

Our Take

“Fuji Sanroku Barrel-Aged Original Wine 50°” is suitable for drinking on the rocks or with water, but it is best to drink it with soda to show its true value. The high strength of the whiskey, which comes from the high alcohol content and the density of the original whiskey, is enhanced by the soda, and you can enjoy a bold highball that is hard to experience with other domestic whiskeys.

 

 

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