Kirin is mostly known for its beer: this is what it has been doing since it started its business at the beginning of the Meiji period (1868-1912), the era when Japan abandoned the feudal system and joined the modern world, and this is what meant Kirin could achieve such a strong place in the hearts of the Japanese people (especially for the Kirin Lager and Ichiban Shibori labels). But as you can tell from the glasses in the Kirin Fuji Gotemba Distillery Tasting Glasses, the brewery has dipped its toe into the whisky business too. As a matter of fact, it has been making whisky since 1927!
Kirin brands its whisky with Japan's icon mountain, Mount Fuji. The reason being that the Fuji area is home to Kirin's distillery, Fuji Gotemba. The Kirin Fuji Gotemba Distillery Tasting Glasses comes directly from there and features two beautiful stemware glasses, with a capacity of 145 ml (4.9 fl oz) each. Made of semi-red crystal and coming in a special box with the name of the distillery and an image of Mount Fuji, these glasses are truly the best way to enjoy your Kirin single malt!
Specs and Features:
- Official Kirin merchandise
- 2 tasting stemware glasses
- Capacity/glass: 145 ml (4.9 fl oz)
- Material: semi-red crystal
- Comes in special gift box