This whisky is distilled at Mars Shinshu Distillery and then taken to Yakushima, an island off the coast of Kagoshima, to be aged in bourbon and sherry barrels. It is very lightly peated, and has a near cask-strength of 53% ABV. Juicy, refreshing citrus aroma followed by vanilla custard cream and a hint of peat on the palate.
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 and peat
- Barrels: bourbon and sherry
- ABV 53%
- 25.3 fl oz (750ml)