Japanese Fukano and Ohishi Whisky Tasting at the Whisky Shop #SFO – Whisky News


Fukano and Ohishi Whiskies

with Distillery Guests

10AM – 2PM 


 Join us March 31st for a full day of world whiskies. From 10AM-2PM we’ll be pouring Japanese whiskies by Ohishi and Fukano distilleries, presented by the distillery owners themselves. Then after a short break, we’ll be pouring Pürgeist Bavarian whiskey with distillery representatives until 4:30.

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Japanese Whiskey Pour List:

Ohishi Brandy Cask

Ohishi Sherry Cask

Fukano Brandy Cask

Fukano Distillery


Fukano Distillery is located in Hitoyoshi City, of the Kumamoto Prefecture of Japan on the island of Kyushu. Owner Shigeruriku Fukano is the fifth generation of his family to run the distillery. They use a combination of malted and un-malted rice to make their whisky, resulting in a smooth, deliciously balanced product with hints of old wheated bourbon, sea salt, and caramel. Each bottling of this special, limited edition whisky is only available a few times a year.

Ohishi Distillery 


Ohishi is the closest distillery to the source of the Kuma River, a river reknowned for its superior water quality. Blessed with fertile soil and clear underground water, Ohishi Distillery produces it’s own rice for use in their whiskies, with traditionally organic methods – koi fish are employed to keep the rice fields free of weeds. With about 1200 Sherry and Brandy casks, Ohishi Distillery puts a lot of effort into maturing its products over a long period of time, transforming their locally produced rice liquor into engaging and flavorful whiskies.

Our guest Oishi-san is the 6th generation master distiller from this distillery.

Our guest Fukano-san is the American sales manager from Fukano Distillery

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