A 10 year old Japanese whisky from Monde Shuzo, released in partnership with Whiskies du Monde. Fujikai takes its name from the fact that Monde Shuzo, a winery that also produces the Isawa whiskies, is located at the base of Mount Fuji in what was the Kai Province (Kai-no-kuni). Limited to 8,808 bottles and matured in bourbon casks, it’s unclear exactly when this whisky was distilled.
Nose: Vegetal and musky, thyme, iodine, acetone, a hint of vanilla and shochu.
Palate: Peat, geranium leaf, dried herbs, green apple and walnut.
Finish: Drying with some dark spices.
Overall: Unique and a little sharp in places, but bound to sell out fairly quickly.