Distiller notes: "The Fukano Distillery was opened in 1823 by Tokiji Fukano. He was originally from Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture Japan. Tokiji Fukano was a government merchant serving the Lord Kuroda of Chikuzen that was tasked with going to Hitoyoshi to purchase rice to bring back to Kurume. When he went to Hitoyoshi, he noticed the amount of rice Hitoyoshi produced, superior quality water, and cool temperature in winter and decided to relocate his family from Fukuoka to start a Shochu distillery. The distillery is now operated by Seiichi Fukano, the 7th generation of his name to own the distillery. All Fukano Whiksies are limited from just a few hundred to a few thousand bottles. Tasting Notes: Manzanilla Sherry, toasted oak, tart cherries, rose petals, and honey."