For fans of classic Iwai Tradition, this annuel release is finished in ex-red wine casks, imparting a soft, brandy-like texture. Cherry cordial aromas and subtle tannins on the palate give way to a pleasing pastry-like finish.
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 Hombo Shuzo
- Distilled from malted barley, corn, rye
- ABV 40%
- Barrels: Sherry, various ex-spirit barrels, finished in ex-red wine barrels
- 25.3 fl oz (750ml)