Fuji Gotemba 18-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Kirin Whisky - Fuji-Sanroku
Stated Age
18 years old
Bourbon Cask
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
24 jan 2011 7:29 pm

Average value

€ 565.11

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Whisky reviews for Fuji Gotemba 18-year-old

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.93 points.

  1. magic_slim scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Whiskies from Fuji Gotemba distillery are hard to find and this one is very expensive in Europe. My first sample from this distillery and I must say that it is a very good whisky indeed.
    • Nose
      Starts aromatic and mellow on notes of varnish and artificial fruit flavors. A combination of canned apricots, pencil shavings, old books and light blossom honey. Lovely.
    • Taste
      Smooth and dry with quite strong influences from the oak. Dark apricot cake, pencil and sandal wood, toffee and yeasty notes. Nice and totally pleasant.
    • Finish
      Medium long with the aromas from the palate lingering on, becoming slightly dryer.

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  3. MrYens scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  4. abv40 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Are you guys daft?! This is a good and proper whisky. Such an incredible nose (pandan cake, tiramisu, paint thinner, "bandung" drinks) and palate. Finish is pretty decent. an 83? come on guys! Anyway, your loss, my gain.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. recursiewhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    As a first impression of this distillery I can’t say anything other than that I’m impressed. It’s like a liquid creamy desert with good depth of flavour and a remarkable balance. The glue, solvent tones on the nose fade quick enough to make room to the fruity and creamy aromas. It’s a vibrant and playful whisky that is quite engaging. From a price point of view this is ridiculous! It costs (in NL 01/2017) more than €400,- and I know age stated whisky’s from Japan are rare but this is overdoing it (and not just a little).
    All in all a surprisingly good and well balanced whisky.
    • Nose
      A fresh, sweet and well balanced whisky with aromas of glue, acetone, plasticizers, pineapple, green apple, berries (red currents, raspberries), icing sugar, ginger, vanilla, toffee, caramel, prunes jam, hint of old fashioned anise milk, mocha, milk chocolate, roasted coconuts, almonds, custard, old books, floral tones, cedarwood and subtle oak.
    • Taste
      A fresh, fruity and well balanced whisky with aromas of candied ginger, milk chocolate, coconut, vanilla, prune juice, floral tones, berries (blueberries, red currants, raspberries, strawberries), boiled sweets, toffee, caramel, white pepper, tannins, pine resin, cinnamon, subtle earthy tones, canned apricots, cedarwood and charred oak.
    • Finish
      A medium to long, sweet and slightly drying finish with aromas of honey, ginger, milk chocolate, coconut, tannins, cinnamon, almonds and creamy oak.

  6. Andytka3 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N- Interesting, almond beancurd custard, soft lemon, whiff of new paint, caramel. Rounded, a dram that I will take as dessert.

    P- Sweet as expected, almond and cream soda, wood extract with fair amount of dry oak kicks in.

    F- Long and smooth, buttery mouth-feel, nutty sweet notes with playful spiciness, a charming 18YO.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. Cast Olila scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. RL_whisky scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Sweat with vanilla and all kinds of fruit. My initial thought was almost "older grain?". Rather smooth, oily and with a longer finish. Very nice, only the price....
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      80 80


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