Kirin Fuji-Sanroku

Kirin Fuji-Sanroku

Distilled/Owned by: Kirin

Region: Japan

50% ABV

Aged For: NAS

Chill Filtered: No

Color: Light Amber

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Banana, honey, oak, grains, cream, and spice

Feel: Medium to full bodied

Taste: Sweet and fruity with banana, coconut, vanilla, and cream

Finish: Warm, lasting, vanilla, honey, chocolate, almond, spices, and a touch of fruit

Thoughts: The heavy banana notes were a bit off-putting for me, but otherwise a standard fruity malt

Score: 75 out of 100

Kirin Fuji Sanroku 18 Oloroso Cask Finish

Kirin 18 Oloroso

Not often seen outside of Japan, Kirin doesn’t have the exposure Suntory or Nikka has. A blended whisky, this was their 2016 limited edition release in Japan.

Price: Discontinued

Distilled/Owned by: Kirin

Region: Japan

46% ABV

Aged For: 18 Years

Mashbill: Blended whiskey

Cask Type: Oloroso Sherry

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No


Color: Auburn

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Sweet sherry, vanilla, chocolate, citrus, ginger, and lavender.

Taste: Almond, butterscotch, pomegranate, raisin, orange peel, and a touch of oak.

Finish: Warm and medium in length with sherry and vanilla sweetness.

Thoughts: A good sherried malt that leans toward the sweet side.

Score: 82 out of 100