A blended malt whisky comprised of over 51% Komagatake malt and blended with Ichiro’s Malt. Both juices are aged a minimum of five years, but this one is finished in the high elevation of Mars Shinshu Distillery in Nagano using a combination of ex-Bourbon, Sherry, and American Oak casks. Brine and seaweed complement bright yellow peach with a hint of bubblegum sweetness. Orange blossom and tobacco come through on a medium finish that lingers with a surprisingly soft mouth feel given the high proof.
Collaborative whiskies between distilleries is a practice common in Scotland that few Japanese distilleries have undertaken until now – we are honored to release a few coveted bottles each of the Ichiro x Mars 2021 collaboration whiskies.
This is an unparalleled collaboration between two of Japan's most iconic whisky distilleries so don't miss this special opportunity to taste the whiskies.
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 and Chichibu, Japan by Mars Shinshu Distillery
- Distilled from 100% Malted Barley
- ABV 54%
- Age: 5 years
- Barrels: American oak, ex-Bourbon, ex-Sherry
- Production Quantity: 1170 bottles
- 25.3 fl oz (750ml)