JP-XMR-13-20

Single Malt Whisky, 'Komagatake - Yakushima Aged 2020', Mars Shinshu

Single Malt Whisky, 'Komagatake - Yakushima Aged 2020', Mars Shinshu
  • Distilled at Mars Shinshu Distillery in Nagano then transported south for aging in Yakushima, an island 60 km off the Kagoshima mainland
  • Aged primarily in ex-bourbon barrels with some sherry casks
  • Single Malt Whiskey distilled in 2015 and 2016; aged over 3–4 years
  • Very lightly peated (approx. 6 ppm)
  • Juicy citrus on the nose gives way to vanilla custard on the palate with hints of peat; orange and lemon resurface on the bright finish
  • 53% ABV, Non-chill filtered
Producer:
Vintage:
NV
Country:
Japan
Region:
Nagano
Spirit Type:
Whiskey
Spirit Sub Type:
Single Malt

Tasting Notes

This single malt whisky exemplifies the Mars approach to experimentation, taking full advantage of Japan’s vast and varying terrain by distilling in Nagano, 2,625 feet above sea level, then transporting the whisky south for aging in Yakushima, an island 60 km off the Kagoshima mainland. Distilled in 2015 and 2016, this non-chill filtered, lightly peated single malt has aged for just over 3–4 years in primarily ex-bourbon barrels and some sherry casks. Juicy citrus on the nose gives way to vanilla custard on the palate with hints of peat; fresh orange and lemon resurface on the bright finish. 53% ABV

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