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Overall rating
67.75/100
votes
4
Category
Blend
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
27097830
Added on
29 Dec 2018 7:01 pm by TheMaltMan

Average value

€ 24.99

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Whisky Reviews for Koma Fuji Gold

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 67.75 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 61 points Connoisseur

    Painful

    There is not a lot to be found about this whisky. The blend is ‘produced’ by the San Food Company from Nishizakicho, Itoman, Okinawa on the very southern coast of Japan. The company is active in the foods and drinks business since 1971. You may have had an Asahi beer in your local sushi bar, for example. That’s the only link I make with the company though. Furthermore, this Koma Fuji Gold is not even on their website. The chance that this is an authentic Japanese whisky is very slim at best. Most likely another composition of imported whisky. Japanese law allows for this kind of thing, unfortunately.

    The nose is flat and shows a lot of vanilla, some bourbon-y notes that immediately point towards grain whisky from the Promised Land. I’m afraid that already confirms my suspicion. Some light brown sugar and honey, but little else. Totally uninteresting.

    The same goes vort he taste. Watery and flat, candy-like and perfumy. Clearly very young, honeysweet and somewhat prickly. Fairly alcoholic for only 40%. From the second sip forward it turns quite bitter. Yikes.

    The finish is… errr… what finish?

    Koma Fuji means ‘lake of Fuji’ and when the sun sets, it looks beautifully gold. It’s a sight to see. Sorry, but I had to write something positive, right? Thanks Pat, but I would recommend using this for a Mizuwari. Or maybe even a Oyuwari, that might actually be palatable. Neat is painful.

  2. wisekycourse scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    grassy, caramel, spicy, "burns" in the mouth, dry malty, in a cocktail at best!
    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      68 68

  3. Goldenwhiskycave scored this whisky 64 points Expert Senior

    first japanese whiskey
    • Nose
      70 70
      sweet, brown sugar with vanilla a little spicy honey,
    • Taste
      66 66
      spicy sweet, coffee, fairly thin, volatile, taste disappears quickly
    • Finish
      55 55
      spicy, fruity bitterness, fairly short but not with a full taste, alcohol lingers a bit

  4. wisekycourse scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    flat nose, slightly spicy and alcoholic feeling
    palate on vanilla, a little malt, strong spices, a little woody and a lot of alcohol
    dry return, it burns, few scents in fact
    quick finish.

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