Fuji-Sanroku 18-year-old Single Malt Japanese Whisky

A partnership with the Kirin Fuji-Gotemba distillery and Marie-Laure Viebel

A DIALOGUE BETWEEN LIGHT AND MATTER

Born in Paris in 1962, the contemporary artist Marie-Laure Viebel lived an expatriate life between the United States and India. This experience provided her with insights into various cultures, which would later shape her artistic style. Intrigued by gilding and restoration, Marie-Laure Viebel spent 12 years at a Parisian atelier to master this ancient craft.
A noble metal, Gold is one of the few corrosion and oxidation-resistant materials on earth. Making use of this timeless substance, her series of work entitled “Seed of Life” draws inspiration from the mysterious origin of life, and delves deep into the genesis of the world.

THE ART OF JAPANESE WHISKY

Despite their origins arising from the Scottish distillation model pioneered by Masataka Taketsuru in the 1920s, Japanese whiskies have long been considered curiosities by whisky lovers. The combination of the delicate forces of the Japanese nature with the passion and precision of highly skilled artisans has proven the country’s expertise.

During almost a century, the Japanese whisky industry pursued a constant thirst for innovation, pushing the quality requirements to their limit. Dedication and utmost professionalism have allowed Japan to become a world class whisky producer, spirits which are coveted by the finest epicureans for their particular sweetness.

THE ART OF JAPANESE WHISKY

Despite their origins arising from the Scottish distillation model pioneered by Masataka Taketsuru in the 1920s, Japanese whiskies have long been considered curiosities by whisky lovers. The combination of the delicate forces of the Japanese nature with the passion and precision of highly skilled artisans has proven the country’s expertise.

During almost a century, the Japanese whisky industry pursued a constant thirst for innovation, pushing the quality requirements to their limit. Dedication and utmost professionalism have allowed Japan to become a world class whisky producer, spirits which are coveted by the finest epicureans for their particular sweetness.

FUJI-SANROKU: A TRUE GIFT OF NATURE

The Kirin Fuji-Gotemba distillery’s excellence hails from the combination of their expertise with the richness of their pristine and picturesque environment. Kirin’s liquors are gifts of nature- their identities created by the combined actions of the four elements.
The brand name Fuji-Sanroku means «at the foot of the Mount Fuji», where the distillery is located. The distillery skillfully operates the symbiosis of the elements, to depict the essence of the Chubu terroir and the water source coming directly from spring water which flows underneath Mount Fuji.

FUJI-SANROKU: A TRUE GIFT OF NATURE

The Kirin Fuji-Gotemba distillery’s excellence hails from the combination of their expertise with the richness of their pristine and picturesque environment. Kirin’s liquors are gifts of nature- their identities created by the combined actions of the four elements.
The brand name Fuji-Sanroku means «at the foot of the Mount Fuji», where the distillery is located. The distillery skillfully operates the symbiosis of the elements, to depict the essence of the Chubu terroir and the water source coming directly from spring water which flows underneath Mount Fuji.

CRAFTING RARE ELIXIRS

The Kirin Fuji-Gotemba distillery has been crafting single malts and blended whiskies for nearly half a century. They believe that “the ideal aroma and flavor can only be achieved from whisky spirits made by hand with uncomprising standards.” Distilled from Japanese barley and patiently matured in ex-Bourbon barrels, this rare 18 year-old single malt is fragrant and imaginative and its production extremely limited – only 300 produced worldwide.

CRAFTING RARE ELIXIRS

The Kirin Fuji-Gotemba distillery has been crafting single malts and blended whiskies for nearly half a century. They believe that “the ideal aroma and flavor can only be achieved from whisky spirits made by hand with uncomprising standards.” Distilled from Japanese barley and patiently matured in ex-Bourbon barrels, this rare 18 year-old single malt is fragrant and imaginative and its production extremely limited – only 300 produced worldwide.

Have you ever heard about the Angel’s share?
As whisky ages in barrel, a considerable amount evaporates over the years leaving only a minuscule proportion of this delicate elixir to savor.
Long ago, people believed that angels were responsible for this mysterious evanescence and, in return, conferred this deeper, full-bodied flavor to whisky.

THE EXPERIENCE

As scintillating as this work of art and as brilliant as the nectar contained therein, the masterstroke lies in the reconciliation of conflict and contradiction, paradoxically combining poise and exuberance as well as playfulness and serenity in a captivating yet contemplative way, with a Zen-like focus. This is a collectible item for the true connoisseur.

THE SPIRIT

This rare single malt has a beautiful perfume of rich mango and pineapple with verdant smoky undertones. In the mouth, the texture is velvety with deep impressions of prunes and dried figs surrounded by a lovely intergration of peat. The finish is long and complex with hints of smoke and woodfire.

THE ART

“Gold – this unalterable metal is revered as “perfect”, a symbol of life and immortality: considered the “flesh of the Gods” by the Egyptians and as the “tears of the sun” in Latin America. Comparable to Gold, “the child of the desire of nature” produce of the earth, the whisky also has the brightness of divine light as well as its solar character.”

Marie-Laure Viebel, I am what I see – 32×35 cm

SINGLE  BOTTLE SET
Fuji-Sanroku 18-year-old Single Malt Whisky



THE SPIRIT

This rare single malt has a beautiful perfume of rich mango and pineapple with verdant smoky undertones. In the mouth, the texture is velvety with deep impressions of prunes and dried figs surrounded by a lovely intergration of peat. The finish is long and complex with hints of smoke and woodfire.

THE ART

“Gold – this unalterable metal is revered as “perfect”, a symbol of life and immortality: considered the “flesh of the Gods” by the Egyptians and as the “tears of the sun” in Latin America. Comparable to Gold, “the child of the desire of nature” produce of the earth, the whisky also has the brightness of divine light as well as its solar character.”

Marie-Laure Viebel, I am what I see – 32×35 cm

SINGLE  BOTTLE SET
Fuji-Sanroku 18-year-old Single Malt Whisky