Fukano Vault Reserve 2
Founded in 1823, Fukano Distillery is located in Hitoyoshi City, of the Kumamoto Prefecture of Japan on the island of Kyushu. Hitoyoshi is surrounded by mountains and is known for its pure water and nature. Shigeruriku Fukano is the fifth generation of his family to run the distillery. They use a combination of malted and un-malted rice to make their whisky in a pot still. These releases are very limited in nature and only a few casks are bottled each year. For 2016 they have released a few single new oak casks and also one white label marriage of sherry and new oak casks.
Nose: The aroma is light and floral with notes of jasmine, flamed zest, almonds, and orange blossom honey.
Taste: The flavor profile is interesting with almost Sherry-like notes and butterscotch.
Finish: The finish is complex with notes of flan and vanilla.
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 40.4%