A highly limited single malt release, this whisky is distilled in Nagano at Mars Shinshu and then sent down to the fresh sea climate of Kagoshima to rest at their Tsunuki distillery.
Light, balanced, citrusy, with a touch of peat. Get lemon curd, roasted peaches, and powdered sugar on the palate. Komagatake single malts tend to be highly drinkable and not too over-bearing.
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 54%
- Barrels: Ex-bourbon and ex-sherry
- Age: Minimum 3 years
- Production quantity: 660 bottles
- 25.3 fl oz (750ml)