Kirin Fuji Sanroku 2016 Limited Edition · Kirin is, along with Asahi, the major maker of soft drinks and alcoholic beverages in Japan. Although not a whisky specialist as such, it does nonetheless participate in the whisky market. In fact, Kirin has a distillery at the foot of Mt. Fuji – Japan’s sacred mountain. The name Fuji Sanroku translates as ‘at the foot of Mt. Fuji’, this limited edition is perfect for the collector as well as those who want to try out something new!
Suntory Prestige 25 years is a very old Japanese whisky, coming from the Yamazaki Distillery – the birth-place of Japanese whisky. To produce it, the geniuses at Suntory selected the finest prized stock of malt whisky, which has been matured for a quarter of a century or more. They then blended this with at least 25 year old mellow grain whisky.
Chichibu The First nabbed an 80, but just barely. For being a young whisky it’s quite flavorful and aromatic with an interesting bit of depth in the sweet notes. I don’t get a strong spirity character like I thought I would which is a pleasant surprise. With how light Japanese whisky tends to be I thought for sure this would be rife with that cloying sweet grain nature of new make.