Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
Bourbon Casks
Number of bottles
43.0 % Vol.
500 ml
Added on
21 Aug 2015 11:34 am by boy_genius_ck

Average value

€ 62.48

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204 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Fujikai 10-year-old

72 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 52.61 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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/

  10. 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! 


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