Acclaimed FUJI Whisky to Make U.S. Debut
Distinguished Vineyards & Wine Partners (DVWP) announced the U.S. debut of highly-acclaimed FUJI Whisky.
Mt. Fuji Distillery was established in 1973 and employed Scottish, American, and Canadian whisky-making methods under a single roof. Named after one of Japan’s most iconic landmarks, Mt. Fuji Distillery is situated just miles from the peak of Mt. Fuji and is one of the whiskies in the world to use the mountain’s snowmelt in its production.
The snowmelt’s 50-year journey from Mt. Fuji’s peak to the depths of an underground aquifer to the distillery results in a clear, pristine, and soft water that is the foundation for FUJI’s distinctive whisky expressions. Master Blender Jota Tanaka refers to it as the “precious gift.”
“It’s an honor for us to introduce FUJI Whisky to the U.S. market and share such an exceptional range of whiskies that represent the culmination of about 50 years of distillery experience in Japan,” Steve Myers, Distinguished Vineyards & Wine Partners’ Managing Director of North America, said. “We believe in celebrating the distinctive attributes that place of origin can impart on flavor profile and style, and no other source of Japanese water is more pure or iconic than the glacial snowmelt coming from Japan’s Mt. Fuji itself.”
The FUJI Single Grain Whiskey is a blend of three different grain whiskeys, each distilled in three different methods, each possessing its own unique flavor profile. The FUJI Whisky expression showcases malt and grain whiskies, including three different types of grain whiskey. The expression is a blend of Japanese and Scotch whiskies.
FUJI Single Grain Whiskey ($94.99) is now available at select establishments nationwide with FUJI Whisky ($59.99) slated to arrive in November. Both expressions will be available nationwide on and off premise.