Fuyu Mizunara is a three-year-old blend made up of 50% malt and 50% grain. This whisky is matured in American white oak barrels, with a six-month finishing period in Mizunara barrels.
Mizunara means ‘water and oak’, and what makes it special is the fact that it contains lots of naturally high moisture and its incredibly permeability that produce the aromas that are so unique to Japanese whiskies matured in Mizunara barrels.
Coming back from its ashes is exactly what the
Hekinan distillery, located in Aichi and founded in 1949, is doing by releasing a limited 5 years old batch made from malt and grain in a pot still.
Ageing takes place in used whisky barrels for 5 years to allow gentle and smooth aromes to develop.