This 2020 bottle celebrates significant updates and renovations to Mars Shinshu Distillery in the Nagano Alps to take this 40-year old distillery into a new chapter of experimentation and innovation. This whisky is aged in sherry casks, ex-bourbon barrels, and New American oak casks, and bottled at cask strength. Luxuriate in decadent fruit and honey aromatics, and chocolate citrus on the finish.
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 by Mars Shinshu Distillery
- Distilled from malted barley
- ABV 50%
- Aged: 3 years
- Barrels: Sherry casks, New American oak casks, ex-bourbon barrels
- 25.3 fl oz (750ml)