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Whiskymag 137 July _Aug 2016

Fuji-Gotemba Japanese Malt

and Grain Distillery Information

Founded in 1973 by Kirin Seagram Co. From a  trading partnership of Kirin Beer Co.(Japan), Seagram Co. (Canada) and Chivas Brothers Ltd. (UK).


The distillery is located in a large ancient forest on the side of Mt. Fuji. The average temperature is 13C and quite often foggy. This gives a relative high humidity to the mountain air that is clean and pure. Springs on Mt. Fuji from the mountains snow melt provide the pure water and is relatively soft.


As well as producing malt whisky by pot stills there is also a grain whisky distillery, a blending and bottling facility.  The malt whisky produced is mainly for blending.


The distillery has bottled some casks as limited single malt bottlings.


1993 – Fuji – Gotemba pure malt whisky is released


In 2002 The Kirin Brewery becomes the sole owner.


2004 Fuji-Gotemba 18 year old single malt whisky is released.


2005 Fuji Sanroku 18 year old single malt whisky is released



Visitors are welcome, the distillery has a visitor centre and shop.


Tour: A 50 minutes tour is available. Booking is required for a group over 10 people


Fuji-Gotemba Whisky Distillery Bottlings


Fuji-Gotemba 15 Years Old 43% abv


Fuji-Gotemba 18 Years Old 43% abv


Fuji Sanroku 18 year old


Fuji-Gotemba 20th Anniversary Pure Malt 40% abv


Fuji-Gotemba also produces Japanese Blends


Boston Club 37%

Crescent 40%

Emblem 40%

Evermore 40%

Robert Brown 40%



Address: Shibanuta 970, Gotembashi,

Shizuoka 412-0003

Tel: 0550 89 4909

FAX:0550 89 3156

Water: Three springs from Mt. Fuji


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