All around the world, Japanese spirits have been gaining huge popularity and renown for their refined expressions. Three years since the debut of their new flagship Japanese whisky brand, Kirin is finally bringing the exquisite FUJI series to Singapore.
Critically acclaimed for their mastery of Japanese methodologies and use of natural resources surrounding the distillery, the highly coveted FUJI series arrives on our shores in four distinct expressions.
A veritable masterpiece, the FUJI collection promises to excite and impress whisky lovers and Japanese whisky collectors in Singapore. Exclusively launched in partnership with Asiaeuro Wines & Spirits, the debut showcases two FUJI core products with the Kirin Single Grain Whisky and Kirin Single Blended Japanese Whisky, alongside the limited-edition 30 Years Old Kirin Single Grain Whisky and Kirin Single Blended Japanese Whisky 2022 Masterpiece.
Pursuing the truest, most unadulterated flavours since 1972, the Mt. Fuji Distillery was established with a vision to produce whiskies that encapsulate the beautiful terroir of Japan’s iconic Mt. Fuji itself. Owing to their unique capability to produce both malt and grain whiskies in-house, they’ve managed to produce vibrant and coveted expressions such as the FUJI collection of single grain and single blended whiskies.
Marked as the entry expression, the FUJI Kirin Single Grain Whisky is a blend of three different grain whiskies, presenting delicately fruity, complex, yet mellow notes of white grapes and orange peel on the nose, and a soft touch of honey, bitter chocolate, and orange marmalade on the palate. The Kirin Single Blended Japanese Whisky achieved recognition as the first single blended variant to be approved in Japan, harmoniously marrying house-made unblended malt and grain whiskies within each bottle.
Prized as the pinnacle of FUJI, the limited-edition 30 Years Old expression flaunts a deep mahogany colour, aroma of ripe and dried fruits, flavours of honey, maple, and dark chocolate, and a lingering woodiness that all came together to earn itself the World’s Best Grain Whisky award in 2020 and a Trophy at the same year’s International Spirits Challenge. The 30 Years Old Kirin Single Grain Whisky is highly limited, with only 120 bottles allocated for sale in Singapore.
Exclusive to the Japanese market at launch, the latest Kirin Single Blended Japanese Whisky 2022 Masterpiece is the embodiment of Kirin’s distinct house style and production capabilities. Precisely blended by Master Blender Jota Tanaka, every bottle is a culmination of 30-year-old whiskies and various whiskies aged in in red wine and ex-beer barrels, captivating us with the aroma of crème brûlée, yellow peaches, and incense wood, along with flavours of spicy rye, ripened cherry, and faint lychee. Be sure to grab them soon though – there’re only 240 bottles available in Singapore!
To grab yourself a bottle or find out more, head over to official distributor Asiaeuro Wines & Spirits’ website here.