Fujikai 10-year-old

Overall rating
51.36/100
votes
220
Whiskybase ID
WB71248
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Casks
Number of bottles
8808
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Barcode
4964044000371
Added on
21 aug 2015 11:34 am by boy_genius_ck
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 183.25

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Whisky reviews for Fujikai 10-year-old

76 users have left 86 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 51.36 points.

  1. KayMeertens scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    This is something very different, quite an unusual profile even for a Japanese whisky. I definitely like its quirkiness.

    Dinis, are you collecting points?
    • Nose
      Hmm, this is really different. A very sweet maltiness, but a tad salty at the same time. The bag of Zwarte Piet, made of jute. Do I also smell sake, or is my brain confusing me when looking at the bottle? An unusual fruitiness... gooseberry! Furthermore apple, grape, candied cherry, caramel, vanilla and smoke. 
    • Taste
      Sweet and malty. Rope, gooseberry, apple, caramel, vanilla and smoke.
    • Finish
      More smoke, cigar smoke perhaps. Gooseberry again. Green apple peel and white wine. In the long run, it rather seems like I've had an old single grain.

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  3. Ulle scored this whisky 1 points Expert Junior

    Barely drinkable

  4. Whisky_Liner scored this whisky 5 points Member Senior

    Nothing to do with whisky.

    Motor oil, diesel, burnt rubber and chemicals in the nose as well as on the palate..

    Tastes long afterwards..
    For me the worst "whisky" ever.

  5. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I honestly expected worse. This is certainly anything but appetizing, but I don't find it that drastic. But probably only because it is quite thin overall. If it had been bottled stronger, it would definitely be even more disgusting. But I also have to say that I like Caroni or Fiji Rum, for example. I'm used to crass things ;-)
    • Nose
      brake cleaner. lighter fluid. Rubber hose that got some engine oil. Cheap plastic. gerstler Licorice.
    • Taste
      The rubber hose with the oil has now caught fire. Next door someone is doing a burnout with an old muscle car. Incense. sal ammoniac pastilles. Moldy lemons.
    • Finish
      The disgusting notes slowly fade away. Such a weird and artificial drought comes on.

  6. Bembel scored this whisky 5 points Expert Senior

    Preliminary information on my award of points:
    I rate my Whisky's Privat on a scale of ten
    ( XX.X of 10.0 )!

    Please not again!
    • Nose
      A lot of sweetness at first, followed by something reminiscent of malt. A storage container for car tires in midsummer with old gear oil (I feel transported back to my apprenticeship). A chemical note from color mixing plant with turpentine. Old musty wood with verdigris in a damp basement. Rotten eggs and fish oil.
      Late car tires in campfire with thick black smoke.
    • Taste
      Spicy, spicy, diesel-oil mixture (yes, I know what that tastes like! I learned to be a car mechanic ;) ), something extremely sour.
      After the second sip, something like an orange actually comes to the palate. But only for a hundredth of a second...
    • Finish
      Unfortunately long. Far too long... Bitter, sour. A note that tastes of quinine.

  7. Wermelinski scored this whisky 30 points Expert Senior

    I would like to agree with what Dre73 said. He's just plain disgusting...

  8. Rasti86 scored this whisky 33 points Expert Senior

    Simply inedible...really disgusting

  9. Damperstang scored this whisky 47 points Expert Junior

    The worst “whisky” I have ever tasted. I had to cleanse my glass afterwards, two or three times to get the taste away.

  10. Xelerate scored this whisky 63 points Expert Junior

    Each note of the whisky also has an off note. The apple is rotting, the vanilla is dirty, ... and for 43% it burns in the mouth ... But it's something special ????

  11. FabiDram scored this whisky 38 points Expert Senior

    6
    • Nose
      60 60
    • Taste
      35 35
    • Finish
      20 20

  12. Eule9114 scored this whisky 9 points Expert Senior

    I braced myself for a really bad whisky. But what I then had in the glass was actually THE worst whisky I was ever allowed to taste. The Glen Buchenbach that I once tried was superseded by this.
    • Nose
      slightly sweet, rubber, burnt plastic, slightly unpleasant acidity, slightly metallic, musty, very delicately leathery if you can call it that
    • Taste
      rubber again, burned plastic, slight bitterness, rather unpleasant in the mouth and you want to spit it out.
    • Finish
      short finish; the gum stays in your mouth longer than you think...

      Seems to me as if I had licked a tire over which a sip of stale fruit brandy had previously been poured

  13. Cash Flagg scored this whisky 26 points Expert Senior

    This is (allegedly) aged rice spirit which seems to have been aged in refill casks because the harshness isn't mitigated by the cask. It is a testament to why Japanese whisky needed more stringent regulations.
    • Nose
      41 41
      Rubbing alcohol, rubber, plastic, burning diesel, new make spirit
    • Taste
      21 21
      Hotter than the abv, thin, more rubber and plastic, more burning late
    • Finish
      15 15
      Seemed thankfully short with tobacco, black pepper, hints of sawdust; edited to add that it was not in fact short because an acrid diesel note hangs around on the palate for far too long after. Finish score edited down to reflect this.

  14. MaltMinute scored this whisky 1 points Member Senior

    Chemical rubber, sawdust, rotten meat, and cow turds. One of the worst liquids ever bottled. No one should ever have to drink this.

  15. Srontgorrth scored this whisky 66 points Expert Senior

    Initially quite bearable. Vanilla, plums, grape juice and wet cardboard. After the first/second sip it develops more and more into the auto shop direction (I get where some of my whisky peers get the motor oil scent/taste). All in all not a great whisky, but far from undrinkable)

  16. VB_Whisky scored this whisky 40 points Member Senior

    Chinese cheap plastic or when you open the hood. In any case, you have fun drinking a small sample at the same time as one of these many tasting videos.

  17. Bene37 scored this whisky 3 points Expert Senior

    Nose: sloping and sour, rotten gummy bears (if they could mess it up ...), bicycle tube, plum wine, accusations of burning car tires

    Palate: sticky mouthfeel, it remains scruffy, bicycle tube, exhaust and some plum wine

    Finish: medium-long, sourish-scruffy with bitter notes, the scruffy gummy bears are back, served with some plum wine; hangs uncomfortably long

    Evaluation: so, now. You have already read a lot about it ("Russian army diesel", the lowest possible value on the Richter scale, etc.) and heard a lot about it (now while writing I notice how it reverberates in unpleasant waves ...), but you can try it yourself I don't have it yet - so get on with it (and thanks to everyone who sacrificed themselves for the FT).
    It is rightly considered very bad ... The scruffy gummy bears make a very uncomfortable combination with the bicycle tube, and it sticks in an uncomfortable way longer than desired (and reverberates in bizarre waves). The prune wine, which I could imagine based on the bottle, might have turned out to be something - but not like that at all. For 50 € that is a single cheek and verges on bodily harm.
    For me, he's in a league with NAS Ben Brackens, and you just want to pick up the red card ...
    Bonus: the contents of the bottle have very unsightly suspended matter, and you have to be very careful not to cut yourself on the screw cap (!).
    1/10 or 3/100 (there are two plus points for the plum wine).

  18. rumrunner scored this whisky 1 points Member Junior

    Possibly the most disgusting whisky ever bottled.

  19. dominikbraun scored this whisky 57 points Connoisseur

    It actually undercut my already low expectations.
    • Nose
      60 60
      Sports shoe department, burning street barricades, May riots, fake leather belts, oil beach, tire changes, burning model trains.
    • Taste
      55 55
      Diesel, bitter oak notes, electric motor, rubber mallet and bicycle chains.
    • Finish
      55 55
      Unfortunately long.

  20. ThorstenH scored this whisky 22 points Connoisseur

    22 grace points. Incredible. :-)

  21. glenrob scored this whisky 1 points Connoisseur

    The first whisky ever that I immediately had to spit out right away. That's not a whisky, that's a punishment!
    • Nose
      Terrible.
    • Taste
      Awful.
    • Finish
      Horrible.

  22. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 23 points Connoisseur

    The worst whisky I ever tasted and it's not even close!

  23. Dietemann scored this whisky 55 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      50 50
    • Taste
      59 59
    • Finish
      55 55

  24. Lu Cifer did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Age, disaster ...

  25. RonnyWorldWideWhisky scored this whisky 5 points Expert Junior

    Actually, this has nothing to do with whisky or enjoyment. Every supermarket whisky is better than this. Inedible for me. Just tried out of curiosity because everyone talked about it. In my opinion, anyone who has this whisky bottled or released for sale can have no taste. After a sample like in my case, nobody will buy the big bottle.
    So stay away from the train. Unless you like burnt rubber or solvents or diesel fumes as flavors.

  26. Dram The Man scored this whisky 40 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      50 50
    • Taste
      40 40
    • Finish
      30 30

  27. Falnor scored this whisky 53 points Connoisseur

    I like my whisky to have something distinct or memorable to stant out from the masses. In a terrible way this one does it as well.
    Rubber tires, burned plastic with lemonade and apple juice.
    • Nose
      52 52
    • Taste
      51 51
    • Finish
      56 56

  28. Lu Cifer did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Aroma:
    Smoke? Diesel? Paste? Violet? Very special, not pleasant

    Taste:
    Easy onset, sweet, astringent, some oak?

    finish:
    a bit sweet and tart, slightly spicy, trace of diesel?
    slightly bitter, unpleasant finish, occupies the back of the throat ...

    Catastrophic…

  29. Immerenga scored this whisky 2 points Expert Senior

    I'll give it a two. Just in case there should ever be a Whisky that could be even worse

  30. SweetPeat scored this whisky 30 points Member Senior

    Rightly badly rated. And for the price a cheek.
    • Nose
      35 35
      Muffiger boiler room (diesel and soot), dirty cloths with old machine oil. Then a hint of pear, citrus and vanilla, but always in the background.
    • Taste
      25 25
      Wäääh, I can hardly describe that. Like chewing on a rag with which you just cleaned a motor. Bitter, sour, "dirty", sooty, just not nice. I got goose bumps from it unbelievably.
    • Finish
      30 30
      Unfortunately, rather long. There remains a metallic aftertaste and the desire to brush your teeth.

  31. Dre73 scored this whisky 32 points Connoisseur

    I was kind of warned for this one, but thought it couldn't really be that bad. Well, it could!
    This has really nothing to do with whisky, it really feels like drinking something that is not meant for drinking. Some kind of chemical poisoned fluid.
    But, I don't regret tasting this, at least it's kind of a reconfirmation that not all whisky is at least drinkable (my first confirmation was with P&M's Esprit de Corse, which is totally different from this one but even as bad).
    • Nose
      35 35
      Wow, rubber, livestock manure, and a chemical, fake leather smell. Plastic. It smells like the 'cheap shoes' department of the Scapino.
      At least it doesn't smell like whisky at all.
    • Taste
      32 32
      Oh my, it tasts as it smells... chemical, plastic, rubber, fake leather. No such things as normally eatable or drinkable stuff. Or maybe it should be a far far hint of caramel.
    • Finish
      30 30
      Very short and powerless, which is actually a positive experience in this case. Still some plastic and chemical stuff, and maybe a little of poor quality cappuccino.

  32. seidenpriester did not rate this whisky Newbie

    I was allowed to try Fujikai 2017 The most joyous thing I heard about him at the time was: "Russian Wehrmacht diesel". And yes, he is extremely idiosyncratic. The smell immediately reminded me of leather. And the taste went somehow in the direction of "ridden leather saddle". I could not sneak out much more than that.
    Making a review is difficult. Since he is not at all on my line and nicth enough for a mix, he gets a maximum of one point on my rating scale. Nevertheless: One should try this blast already. Just to have a say.

  33. Calmar scored this whisky 60 points Connoisseur

    Oh yeah, the real Japanese thrash whisky, the back side of the moon, we all certainly suspected that shitty Japanese whisky exists and so it turned out - that's it :)) Naphthalene and burnt plastic, a mass of shades of dust and insect repellent - not all "Japanese "are equally useful.
    • Nose
      Primitive, simple, dusty cardboard boxes, dry wood, some unpleasant mixture of herbs and grass, again dust, plastic, naphthalene, some sort of insecticide.
    • Taste
      Watery, again herbal-medicinal, unpleasant, oily, pepper, cardboard, burnt plastic, uzhos, in general.
    • Finish
      Pepper-dusty, astringent oak, plastic notes.

  34. robain scored this whisky 69 points Specialist

    This is utterly disgusting, dont buy it.

  35. waal scored this whisky 58 points Expert Senior

    Fujikai 10, 43%, WID: 71248 https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/71248/fujikai-10-year-old #WagnerAlexTastingNotes First impression: With massive reservations the good guy is coppery in the glass. Tearfully, tears are slowly trickling down the glass wall. Aroma: Sure - unusual but really not as bad as some described. So disgusting would be exaggerated, but still no enjoyment for a long time. What comes to my mind are: toasted (rye) malt, old gum and much older metal tools in a much, much older metal toolbox. So really dirty, oily old stuff. Positive I would like to mention the ripe mango, the apricot and the restrained fruit basket. Overall, it all reminds me of musty, cheap Obstler. Taste: Snappy, slightly sweet, strong woody influence and a lot of grain. Somewhat creamy vanilla flashes now and then. Finish / aftertaste: A little long finish with a metallic aftertaste. Dry and spritly. Again, the grain. Comment: Better than expected but still one of my worst so far. Only beaten by three Austrians and a Swiss (almost like ski jumping :-)). I would still advise to sample buying because it is interesting in any case and extends the horizon. Points: 58/100

  36. Goethe scored this whisky 5 points Connoisseur

    I don't even know if this could be mistaken for whisky in a blind tasting. If you have any plans on spending your money for a very horrible spirit experience go for it. Methanol [CH3OH] made in the Taiga could not be worse.Concerning price/performance ratio: 0/10
    • Nose
      Have you ever tried to imagine what the Springfield Tire Yard would smell if it was real, there you go! Nothing more to say.
    • Taste
      You don't want to take a real sip just a tiny nip of this Springfield Tire Yard. Well, doesn't taste like burned tires but no as whisky should taste anyway.
    • Finish
      To long for the fainted heart. Springfield Tire Yard in the night.

  37. Lady Dram did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      10 10
    • Taste
      9 9
    • Finish
      11 11

  38. Volanne scored this whisky 5 points Expert Senior

    This is just unnosable, unpalatable, unswallowable whisky (?)

    Loads of bicycle inner tube. Have you ever tasted, on the tip of your finger, when you were a kid, this rubbery and bittery white powder you get in the inner side of a freshly cut inner tube?)

    Add a dash of rose water, some overcooked unrinsed rice that stayed in its staling water for some days, and you'll get the picture...

    Probably one of the very worst beverage I've been tasting in years.

    And I've tasted quite some.

  39. Macheye did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Virtually everything about this is wrong. The highly artificial taste is not only unappealing, it's also worrying - whilst sampling this, I worried what I was putting into my body and whether all of the fusel alcohols had been removed through the distillation process. Taking a prosaic view of this bottling, you could argue that it’s just a highly different take on malt distillation and part of the growing breadth of Ji-Whisky expressions. But, in all honestly, it’s just an unpleasant drinking experience that seems like a highly cynical cash-in on the global boom for Japanese whiskies.

    Full tasting notes: https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/monde-shuzo/fujikai-10-year-old/

  40. Pollenflug scored this whisky 60 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      Seriously? A sea of ​​burning car tires and the smell of a burned condom factory flows towards me. Exorbitantly intense gum notes mate with my glass. Phew, I have to rinse it several times afterwards. The absurd idea goes on: Chemically, with plenty of glue (Pattex) and diesel. After 15 minutes, I perceive musty fruit notes. Rotten apples, a splash of lime juice and a little honey / vanilla follow. The anticipation of the tasting is about Marianengraben level.
    • Taste
      Very oily mouthfeel, pleasantly soft on the palate. The massive gum notes are strongly dominant at the beginning, but after a few seconds noticeable (thank God!) After. Smoke, diesel, bright fruits, vanilla and hints of spicy oak notes attract attention. If this violent rubber impact were not, the malt would not be so wrong. After all, I like the taste a little better than the nose - even if "fallen" is still expressed very euphemistically. The second sip makes the strange chaos on the palate not really better.
    • Finish
      Unfortunately, long. Plenty of diesel, smoke, some gum and a hint of vanilla make up the finish. Spicy notes flash noticeably. The oak provides a bit of bitterness at the very end.

  41. captain_k scored this whisky 62 points Expert Senior

    To make an experience richer
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      59 59
    • Finish
      49 49

  42. DrinkingWhisky scored this whisky 53 points Expert Senior

    With water: moldier in the nose, but a bit spicier in the taste and finish. But in short: Nah. Try to avoid. Tasted on 13/11/2016 in a Japanese line-up (WB ID's 70236, 5443, 9252, 38412, 6016, 71248 and 20342, in that order). 
    • Nose
      Bowling shoes (the sweaty kind) with wet paper. Rye. 
    • Taste
      Moldy, woody, stale at first. Cold tea (thanks Serge!). More open when swallowed. Some apple-y freshness. 
    • Finish
      Medium to short (thank God!), old rags, but some fruity freshness (grapes, apples) in the mouth: weird combination! 

  43. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    An unusual wood rack / peat mix makes a sensational entrance with a peat that takes over with rather repulsive fish flavors! In the mouth, THICK! It's solid or liquid? I'm eating there, I do not drink! It's hearty! Tires burned in strength and a vanilla sweetness that struggles to make its way. Finale acrid on burnt aromas! And long with that! What is this thing ??? But I do not put a heart because I would almost recommend it for the extreme experience! (Only see the notes on Whiskybase)

    Enthusiasm 2/5

  44. Noface83 scored this whisky 66 points Specialist

    Nose: damn own but also somehow interesting. Burnt rubber, NYM cable, cheese feet, lots of wood, behind the whole muff hides a malty sweetness, mint and some overripe plums
    Taste: Diesel exhaust, old gammeliger wood, in the sun more brittle gum ^^, much malty sweetness, black pepper and in the long finish is still a bitter oak note added.
    Have had worse but rarely what "own". I find the interesting and can well imagine the curiosity now and then pour into the glass.
    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      62 62
    • Finish
      68 68

  45. robain scored this whisky 69 points Specialist

    • Nose
      55 55
    • Taste
      65 65
    • Finish
      70 70

  46. Azrael83 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Probably the one who does not have a whole bottle of it;) In any case something very unusual ... It's a bit like diesel or something like that.

  47. mothers_finest scored this whisky 64 points Expert Senior

    Weird part :) If it smells outside, like on the doorstep, like from this glass, then the environmental office is certainly not far, hihi ... Should you have tried to expand his whisky treasure.

  48. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This has nothing to do with whisky right now.
    • Nose
      Glue and burnt rubber; fermented plums and apples; with a little imagination there is brown sugar and burnt oak; it actually smells of cheap cognac rather than whisky; altogether very artificial the whole; The nose then makes absolutely no desire for taste and finish and costs me a lot of overcoming!
    • Taste
      stale apple juice; Oak ; slightly sour, bitter and metallic
    • Finish
      short (luckily); bitter, spicy and slightly spicy; no idea, really only disgusting!

  49. rpvdwel scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      75 75

  50. MasterOfPuppets scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    It's definitely weird, but not nearly as cruel as the videos from Whisky Wixer and DHL suggest. I find the average Islay smoke bombs far worse.
    • Nose
      Burnt diesel, gummy bears, used oil, a bit of dung, malt, nutmeg, hay, sour apple,
    • Taste
      Diesel, oak, maggie, charcoal, burned straw, cloves, pepper
    • Finish
      Long and spicy. The diesel stays for a while

  51. tymiek scored this whisky 43 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      51 51
    • Taste
      34 34
    • Finish
      35 35

  52. Karstman scored this whisky 67 points Expert Senior

    Smells like engine oil... Tastes even worse. The proof that the Japanese whisky craze has reached its peak. Even this totally undrinkable stuff produced by winemakers is marketed as a prime example of Japanese whiny making excellency...  

  53. Sonett scored this whisky 57 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      58 58
    • Taste
      48 48
    • Finish
      58 58

  54. robain scored this whisky 69 points Specialist

    • Nose
      65 65
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      79 79

  55. robain scored this whisky 69 points Specialist

    • Nose
      Orange peel, smoke, vanilla
    • Taste
      Smoky, vanilla, some orange peels & honey.
    • Finish
      Very long finish with nice vanilla tones.

  56. fabianno1234 scored this whisky 6 points Member Senior

    This is not allowed to bear the name Whisky.
    Never tasted anything so bad with the word whisky on it.
    • Nose
      1 1
    • Taste
      1 1
    • Finish
      1 1

  57. wbarchive_618617 scored this whisky 19 points Expert Junior

    Freshly opened, this "whisky" is still interesting, if at an angle. But he could breathe for several weeks, he is almost inedible. Both the smell and the taste is little more than smelly cheese feet, stale air from a bicycle tube and strangely artificial notes that are hard to define. To try this stuff proves to be a real test of courage. Absolutely disgusting.

  58. Numwierum scored this whisky 59 points Expert Senior

    Unbelievable, what happened to those in this distillery, or rather failed? They could catch a burning pile of tires in the bottle. No, I do not want to drink it again ...
    • Nose
      55 55
    • Taste
      50 50
    • Finish
      55 55

  59. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 48 points Expert Senior

    Hmm, this is an odd little thing. It makes me think of a Dutch Rye Genever, made by Zuidam distillers, in stead off a single malt. On the nose this is quite engaging (maybe even challenging) but it laks power the palate. the 43% just isn’t enough to carry it all.

    I will not give it a high score (and take part in the Japanese whisky hype) as it does not appeal to me, but it was still interesting to taste.

    http://www.worldwhisky.nl/review-316-fujikai-10-year/
    • Nose
      An intens, surprisingly different and spicy whisky with aroma’s of rye bread, rye, grain, malt, barley sugar, yeast, old cellar, stale, cream, appel, plums, sweet honey, rice wine?, rye genever (Zuidam Rogge Jenever), grapes, vanille, hint of smoke, dry, citrus (background), hint of oak, ginger, white wine and warm spices (indistinct)
    • Taste
      A sweet, dry, soft (watery) and different whisky with aroma’s of rye, genever, apple liqueur, grains (all sorts), sweet malt, hint of sea salt, vanilla, fresh nuts (green), hint of cigar smoke, green apples, subtle toffee, some spices ( some cumin, ginger and a hint of nutmeg) and a hint of oak.
    • Finish
      A short and dry finish with aroma’s of some garden fruits, rye, malt, grains, sweet nuts, a hint of smoke, citrus and there is the green apple again.

  60. Hvdree scored this whisky 52 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      40 40
    • Taste
      48 48
    • Finish
      50 50

  61. Daan Tje scored this whisky 66 points Connoisseur

    As if you are licking an envelope!

    Philatelists can do more with this ...
    • Nose
      52 52
    • Taste
      52 52
    • Finish
      52 52

  62. Greenkeeper did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    "for people who ... like!"

    What a beautiful wording! Was für eine tolle Formulierung.

    Danke. Thank you.

  63. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 63 points Connoisseur

    in any case, he will have done cause !!
    a nice bottle, but it stops there .... the nose, suffers, plastic and poorly dried peat, in the mouth, alcohol that predominates, with scents of hospital corridor !!!, an absent final, a thor boyo (excuse for Breton whisky !!) for people who ... like!
    • Nose
      already crazy!
    • Taste
      flavors or tastes on the fire discharge, imagine the tire burned!
    • Finish
      the same people, an experience.

  64. JacobaEd scored this whisky 64 points Connoisseur

    Bah!
    • Nose
      65 65
    • Taste
      61 61
    • Finish
      66 66

  65. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    I'm a fan of different and crazy, but ... nope. I like Balcones Brimstone very much, but this is going too far. Beyond interesting.
    • Nose
      Different.
      When you open the bottle comes the thought - this is not serious?
      Rubber, rubber, rubber ... burnt rubber ... acid (cheap sparkling wine), glue ... after waiting for 10 minutes you can also extract some fruit compote (apple, pear, peach) and caramel from the acid
    • Taste
      strange mouthfeel, feels soft on the one hand, but with a lot of small pinpricks in between, bitter smoke, burnt plastic, soot, something dark-oaky you could reinterpret, coffee, but the associations always tip back to the chemistry lab ... very artificial
    • Finish
      too long ;-), bitter, artificial, with pinpricks

  66. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Serge says;

    Fujikai 10 yo (43%, OB, Japan, 8,808 bottles, +/-2015) Not too sure what this is, not even sure it’s a single malt. Monde Distillery seen to have been involved, somewhere. Colour: deep gold. Nose: plum wine and sawdust, plus pumpernickel bread and a little cardboard. Perhaps a little sake. I don’t find this unpleasant, just a little un-whisky. Mouth: really unusual. Something weird in the arrival, with some dust and, perhaps, some cold tea that should have been served hot. Some gingerbread, more pumpernickel, and a sourness in the background. Stale lemon juice? Finish: short, dusty, with more sawdust, perhaps tapioca, and always these touches of sake. Comments: I don’t find this totally bad, just weird. The oak’s rather too loud. SGP:341 - 69 points.

  67. dinis scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    this is made in casks of sake...but i like sake...

  68. WantsWhisky scored this whisky 31 points Connoisseur

    I am wondering if this is even actual whisky. It does not taste like whisky, but more like sake. It is spirit, but not my kind of drink.

  69. Peter87 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  70. Robert Parker did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Does not deserve a single point! Is absolutely inedible, chemical and disgusting. Hype is in no way understand. Some high ratings probably come from people who hoped for a quick release and bought some bottles ...
    • Nose
      First a cheap Nike sneaker, not an expensive model. This is followed by cow patties with other chemical flavors. Disgusting and inedible!
    • Taste
      The sneaker or the rubber foot mat from the car can also be found in the taste again. The chemical cow dung as well! Disgusting and inedible!
    • Finish
      Not to be judged. Tried the stuff in threes, shook it all 3 away and tried to get rid of the taste

  71. Hemdl scored this whisky 40 points Connoisseur

    Terrible, awful. I already had some malts in my glass, including some young (mis) attempts from German lands and other exotics. But this one actually hits the bottom of the barrel. I really can not find anything about it. Neither in the nose, nor in the taste or finish, this malt can score with me. How could a hype develop here at all, remains to me forever a mystery.
    No wonder to me that the notes in the base are now pointing downwards and currently no less than 16 bottles are being offered there after the quick sell-offs. As a deterring example certainly to use, but I would put this nobody here, which is close to my heart. For me, the worst malt I ever had in the glass.
    • Nose
      It is most likely to be disgusting. Fresh gum that has just been unpacked and exudes its toxic-chemical scent. I'll put him down and wait a few more minutes. A mixture of acid-fermented fruits and a light sweetness (honey?) Is still coming out. Furthermore accompanied by rubber, glue and light smoke.
      It's really hard and usually I would not even try such a malt. Today, curiosity wins.
    • Taste
      Here is the burning rubber again, but not of the delicious variety. The 43.0% Vol. Are quite pleasant, more would give the malt probably even more alcoholic sharpness and harm him. Otherwise very oily and a little sweet vanilla. This does not really harmonize with the smoke. In general, the malt is extremely contradictory and unbalanced, but not in the interesting way. The aromas are barely visible, everything is superimposed by the penetrating rubber note and displaced.
    • Finish
      The finish disappears quickly from the palate, leaving behind the taste of gum and some bitterness, even the light smoke is gone quickly.

  72. Segens scored this whisky 50 points Connoisseur

    The boom round about this whisky I can only barely justify. I am not sure if there was a whisky out there which is so contrary to all other (Japanese) whiskies. I am glad that I have still a bottle at home even if it is not a whisky that I would like to have in my glass on a daily base.  
    • Nose
      A lot of Sake actually more Sake than whisky. Interesting start at least. Honestly a bit of oak but that is all that I get. 
    • Taste
      Smooth and a bit of smoke and oak but not much taste at all.
    • Finish
      First smooth and sake again, very short but then metallic and bitter which remains in the mouth for a few seconds. 

  73. jknoxmc scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    Nose: subtle smoke rising in the nose, a few rubber tires that have burned, plus many bright fruits, apricots, peach and the yellow meat of a mushy plum, slightly sour apple and grapes, subtle hints of vanilla. Overall, very sweet and sticky, unusual, I like so far.

    Mouth: the smoke is back, a little more power from the alcohol, then some fruit (grandma's apple pie, which was a little too long in the oven), spiciness / vanilla, woodiness and subtly bitter. Slightly watered and at the end again short seasoning.

    Finish: Overall rather short and tight. Bitter and no sweetness from the unusual nose anymore. The traces of smoke disappear and there is not much left over.

    Conclusion: what was that? he tastes awful, more of it! I can not find a suitable description, except that I like the nose very good (I like crazy stuff) and really makes you want, but then little of it is taken. Very opposite, but also something exciting again.

  74. sopie scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  75. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    A pretty weird whisky. I like the nose, it is complex and complex - burned rubber is also available at Connemara, but the rest is more interesting than tasty.
    • Nose
      First a clear gum note, then yellow fruits, apricots, quinces, a spicy note that was not definable for me, and then a light dose of smoke, but also more towards a dirty rubber seal. A little oak is still there. The nose is very sweet. Interesting and unusual.
    • Taste
      Significant peat smoke, rubber, burnt plastic, fruity hints, but also bitter oak notes. Everything embedded in the diesel, sooty peat smoke.
    • Finish
      Very tart and bitter, the sweet notes are barely visible, rather the peat notes, with the burned gum and white pepper.

  76. Egge scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

    Well ... what should one say about that? I've lived in Japan long enough to know I do not like everything. The nose is quite fun, reminds me of many a night in which the sake flowed.

    Not in the taste of mine. Certainly not a bad whisky, but my favorite is not.

    A little time in the glass does him really well.
    • Nose
      Sake, freshly beaten rice for mochi, minimal hint of nori.
    • Taste
      Bitter, barely alcohol, caraway, bitter walnut, maybe a little 納豆
    • Finish
      short, the walnut remains, a little smoke, or burnt food

  77. squaadgras scored this whisky 64 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      62 62
    • Taste
      67 67
    • Finish
      64 64

  78. Tallyortoby scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    Where to start with this thing?

    Black bottle and nice packaging is probably the only positive thing to say about it.

    This whisky doesn't deserve the name of whisky.

    It's supposed to be 10 years but tastes like less then 3.

    Nose: barley, oak and nail polish. 

    Taste: YUK! Nail polish, acetone, dry and bitter. Strong alcohol so that the 43% seem like 50-52%

    Finish: completely inexistent. One has a taste like sucking on a piece of metal and then spitting it out.

    I love Japanese Whiskys but this is just the worse of the worse I've tasted from the land of the rising sun.

    I'm giving this a very large 71/100 but only because the packaging is nice. Actually the content doesn't deserve more then 65.

  79. laurensl did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Fujikai 10 yo (43%, OB 2015, 8808 btl., 50 cl.)Nose: a dusty start, with some wet cardboard, a sports shop (new sneakers,
    quite overpowering) and diesel-like aromas, as well as a hint of antiseptics.
    Peated, I guess? Lots of pine tree aromas, with whiffs of burnt herbs. Hints of
    mezcal. Underneath is some vanilla and something of plum eau-de-vie or apple
    cider, even sake (although I’m no expert). Mouth: yes, this would be peated.
    It’s tarry and earthy, quite dry with a herbal, slightly bitter edge. Even
    though this may sound muscular, it feels rather lightweight and somehow
    disconnected / synthetic. Plastics again. Some rough alcoholic notes. Walnuts.
    Sweet malt and apples underneath. Finish: rather short, earthy, with a metallic
    aftertaste.
    As long as it’s Japanese, put it in a bottle and you’ll make money, even
    though the quality is nowhere near the traditional Japanese distilleries. In
    fact shops are calling it the next collector’s item, it sold like hotcakes and
    people are already trying to sell it for twice the price or more. They must be
    kidding. Around € 50.
    Score: 71/100

    from whiskynotes.be

  80. dinis scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    yes Kay...i try colect points...

  81. Otje scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      89 89

  82. mds51 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The malt needs something to open. Allowing it to oxidize in the glass for a few minutes does it very well.
    For the first malt of the actual winery not so wrong, you can look forward to more bottlings.
    The malt is not what I expected (light and fruity), but more "mature". Not too complex for 10 years, but that would be too much for such a young age. And you can not complain about the price.
    • Nose
      Fruity and a hint of sulfur. Plums as on mother's plum cake (with cinnamon), apple cider, some citrus in the background. Some smoke in the background.
    • Taste
      Vanilla, toffee, nuts (cashews, unsalted), light spiciness, spices (nutmeg, cumin). In the background subtle smoky notes, which appear slightly spicy.
    • Finish
      Relatively short finish which retains the nutty taste in the mouth for a short time. The smoke, however, stays in the mouth for a few seconds longer.

  83. sopie scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  84. dinis scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Tasting note

    Color: gold. Nose: emphatic aromas of plums and apples with hints of crisp fresh white wine.Taste: vanilla, spices and walnuts winter leading to a refreshing finish with hints of peat smoke.

  85. dinis scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    dry and rich flavour of warm spices, walnut and vanilla...some smoke ...nice

  86. dinis scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    8800 bottles ??? of corse is a colectable bottle...now is a good investment for colectors..45/50€ is a good price now, more 1 year probably 100/120€ in auction

  87. dinis scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    With Japanese single malts more than evidence of the quality and accolades possible from a nation disciplined in detail and perfection, they too are now seeing the emergence of micro brands under a new category known as ‘ji-whisky’. The term ‘ji’ meaning local and largely implying a small, traditional and family owned producer.

    In perfect example of the qualities available to ji-whisky, is Fujikai 10yo. A brand new 43% single malt of exceptionally rare character.

    Matured for ten years in ex bourbon casks, Fujikai delivers the characteristic warm spice, walnut and deep vanilla notes enjoyed in traditional Scotch malts; but there the commonality ends. Having been produced by a small winery/distillery (Monde Shuzou) in the shadow of Japan’s iconic Mount Fuji, Fujikai 10 has a remarkably plumy, apple aroma with deep creamy hints reminiscent of a crisp white wine. While the full production notes are held back by Master Distiller, a touch of smoke on the aftertaste also hints at the potential use of a small amount of peated barley. The combined result delivers a refreshingly new personality for the single malt category which like some of the best wines, reveals new flavours each time you take a sip.

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