FUJI Whisky is named after the most iconic landmark in Japan – Mt. Fuji which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, cultural inspiration and the location of Mt. Fuji Distillery just 7.5 miles from the peak, surrounded by pure forest. Established in 1973 to bring the best of Japanese craftsmanship with Scottish, American and Canadian technology under one roof, we are the closest distillery in all of Japan to Mt. Fuji.
Importantly, we are the only distillery who use Mt. Fuji snowmelt water in all processes of production. This water takes a 50-year journey from the peak of the mountain to the aquifer underneath the distillery, filtered and polished by Mother nature it is pure and soft. We refer to it as the precious gift.
Our Master Blender Jota Tanaka is an Icon of Whisky Award Winner 2017, with 30 years of experience in the industry in Japan and the US, and only the second Master Blender in our 50-year history.
Mt. Fuji Distillery has a long history of awards and accolades and is the considered a leader in Japanese Grain Whisky. 2020 awards on the new FUJI brand include Trophy at the International Spirits Challenge, Worlds Best Grain & Gold at the 2020 World Whiskies Awards. This adds richly to our pedigree that includes us winning the World Whiskies Awards “World Best Whiskey” four times in five years.