Fukano 12 year old Single Cask (Cask No. 55), 41.8%

Price: $120 Issue: Winter 2020 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Disgorged from a 440-liter new oak cask, this is like a spiced blueberry muffin. The aromas evolve before your very nose; spicy punch, dried conifer cone, dark toffee, cola candy, strawberry laces, baked plum, banana skin, and ground pepper. A light palate, mouth-drawing at times, with pastry, butter croissant, and dried raspberry, developing richer fruits and sweetness, with toffee, black fruits, chewed leather, and base notes of pepper. (420 bottles)