This limited Single Malt release from 2019 is vatted from bourbon barrels and several other unspecified casks from the distillery.
This is a youthful and vibrant whisky with ample and juicy assortments of fruit on the nose and in the palate, running the gamet from persimmon, melon, and pear to a dessert-fruit medley of marmalade, stonefruit, and apple pie.
Mt. Kiso-Komagatake stands high in the central alps of Nagano, over which Mars Shinshu distillery presides. Famous for their blended whiskys (think Iwai Tradition, Iwai, and Iwai 45), Mars Shinshu will occasionally craft a single malt whisky; these special and less common releases are bottled under the name "Komagatake".
Mars Shinshu Distillery has the highest altitude of all the distilleries in Japan. Situated in Nagano (the Japanese Alps, where the newest season of Terrace House is filmed) at an elevation of over 2600 feet, the temperature drops to 5°F. With fresh, ample snowfall, Mars Shinshu Distillery is situated in an ideal place for whisky production.
- Distilled in Nagano, Japan
- 25.3 fl oz (750ml)
- 50% ALC/VOL