FUKANO DISTILLERY, 12-YEAR SINGLE CASK NO. 54 JAPANESE WHISKY
With Japanese whisky at peak popularity, and with our previous Fukano offers having all sold out in a matter of hours, we’ve been on the lookout for more great whiskies from this distillery, one of Japan’s hottest producers. And we’ve found a spectacular one for you today.
After Whiskey Advocate hailed Fukano’s 2017 Limited Edition as one of the top whiskies of 2017—the only Japanese whisky to make the list—demand skyrocketed. When the opportunity came our way to work with this historic property to select a 12-Year Single Cask for our Concierge family, we didn’t think twice. We leapt.
Only 200 bottles were produced from cask No. 54 of this decadent, rich whisky, aged in used oak barrels and bottled at full strength with no chill filtration. The whisky is reminiscent of Bourbon, with notes of toasted oak, vanilla, and crème brûlée. For one week, or until sold out, you can collect this Japanese whisky rarity with special Concierge pricing!
The whiskies of Fukano Distillery, founded in 1823, have been called quintessentially Japanese and “the most uniquely superlative spirits currently being exported to the U.S.” (Bloomberg). Located in Hitoyoshi City on the island of Kyushu, the property is surrounded by mountains known for the purity of their water. The widely fluctuating temperatures are ideal for slow fermentation, which produces complex aromas and flavors.
Shigeruriku Fukano is the fifth generation of his family to run the distillery, and uses traditional Japanese grains and methods to produce yearly limited offerings—just a few casks are bottled each year. The whiskies are made from a combination of both malted and un-malted grains, all grown locally, and typically matured in new charred oak barrels in a warehouse resembling a traditional Scottish dunnage.
Because the distillery does not have enough stock to allow for a single continuous release, each whisky from Fukano is a limited and singular expression. Don’t hesitate in adding this rare single cask release to your library today!
*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with products estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Winter 2021-2022. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer only valid in AZ and FL. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Tuesday, October 5, 2021.