Post by Stefan Van Eycken, Tokyo
It seems to be raining new releases of Japanese whisky lately – even though August is traditionally a quiet month on the whisky front – and we’ve just received news of yet another limited release coming out of Japan: Fujikai 10yo Single Malt.
Monde Shuzo is a well-known wine producer, based in Fuefuki in Yamanashi. They occasionally make some whisky – though the hows and wheres are shrouded in mystery. It’s not clear whether this 10yo was produced a decade ago or whether it was older stock that was put in inert containers (as is sometimes the case with smaller producers in Japan, e.g. with the Mars 10yo – which is an anomaly since Mars didn’t produce whisky 10 years ago).
We will get back to you with tasting notes very soon, so stay tuned!