Fuyu Sochu Barley Single Grain Spirit was first introduced to the USA market. This single grain barley whisky is produced from 100% barley on the island of Honshu. This 86% proof whisky is aged for 3 years in a combination of new America and French oak.
FUYU means "WINTER" in Japanese.
This handcrafted Sochu is a single grain produced from 100% barley on the
island of Honshu.
The main difference with a single malt whisky is that the barley is not malted.
Indeed, for Sochu, the Japanese use a microscopic fungus, the Koji, to seed
the starter mash and thus transform complex sugars into simple sugars which
makes it possible to do without malting.
First, there is fermentation of Barley with 100% of Barley koji.
Then, a double distillation in a single Pot to obtain alcohol from 65% - 66% by
Vol. Finally, there is the filtration before aging for more than 3 years, in 450L -
470L new American white oak barrels.
At the end, the dilution is done to obtain ALC 43% by Vol followed by a second