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Fukano Whisky
Fukano Whisky is distilled in Kumamoto Prefecture.
The company was founded in 1823. 

Fukano Whisky is made from rice using a single pot distillation.
While they do their maturation primarily in ex-bourbon barrels, which give the whisky a pronounced bourbon character,
they also age in ex-sherry casks and red wine casks. 
Their releases are usually very limited.

To date, in Texas, we have recieved:
Single Cask - Bourbon Barrel
Limited release - Bourbon aged
Limited release - Sherry Cask
Limited release - Aged 12 Years
2017 Edition - "Whisky Advocate" magazine #20 whisky of 2017

Fukano is a rice based whisky.  While rice is not a common grain used for whisky distillation, it is a cereal grain and
meets all regulatory requirements to be called whisky.  There are hundreds of distilleries in Japan and only 5 or 6 of these are
dedicated to whisky production only.  Most distilleries in Japan produce Shochu, Umeshu, Whisky and an assorment of other liqueurs. 
Much of the "whisky" production could also be labeled as "aged Shochu". 
Shochu is usually made from ceral grains (but not exclusively) and is single distilled in pot stills. 
In Japan this will then be reduced in alcohol strength to around 20% abv, all color will be filtered out and then bottled,
usually without aging.  When aged, it will still be reduced to 18-25% abv and then bottled for domestic consumption. 
This "aged Shochu", when bottled as whisky, will not be reduced to such a low stength.  It will also be aged significantly longer.

Distributed Statewide in Texas by
United Wine & Spirits
Call 713.696.9463 for more information