Fuji Gotemba distillery

The Fuji Gotemba Distillery, built 620 meters above sea level at the foot of mount Fuji in 1972 by Kirin. Its elevation ensures that the distillery’s temperatures range only a few degrees higher than the Scottish distilleries keeping both aging rate and alcohol loss within normal levels. The distillery produces one single malt whisky released under two labels, the 18 year old Fuji Gotemba expression and the 24 & 18 year old blend (which carries the age statement of the youngest cask) called Fujisanrokuor “At the feet of Fuji”, along with three grain whiskies.

Fuji Gotemba factsheet

Name Pronounced AKA Region Country of Origin
Fuji Gotemba Shizuoka Japan
Status Active Whisky Type Website Tours Available
Active 1972 - Present Malt, Grain Fuji Gotemba Tour Link
Manager Distiller Blender Owned by Parent Group
Takehiko Nohmib Kirin Distillery Company