Mars Shinshu Distillery

Whisky 'Iwai'

Whisky, 'Iwai', Mars Shinshu
  • Blended Japanese Whisky produced at Mars Shinshu in Nagano
  • Blend of 70% corn and 30% malted barley
  • Aged between 2–5 years in ex-bourbon barrels
  • Delicate nose of cinnamon and brûléed sugar; palate of Red Delicious apple skin and English breakfast tea with pleasant tannin on the finish
  • 40% ABV

Mars Shinshu’s core, blended whisky, named for Japanese whisky pioneer, Kiichiro Iwai (pronounced E-Y), is inspired by the great whiskies of America but retains a distinctly Japanese finesse. This whisky is perfect for classic Japanese highballs.

Info

Vintage:
NV
Country:
Japan
Region:
Nagano
Appellation:
Nagano Prefecture
Spirit Type:
Japanese Whisky
Spirit Sub Type:
Blended / Blended Malt

Sizes Available

Full Bottle JP-XMR-01-NV 12/750ml

Tasting Notes

Mars Shinshu’s core, blended whisky is named for Japanese whisky pioneer, Kiichiro Iwai (pronounced E-Y), who worked closely with Mars when initially developing its stills and production techniques. Distilled from a mash bill of 70% corn and 30% malted barley, Iwai is aged a minimum of two years in exclusively ex-bourbon barrels. A delicate nose of cinnamon and brûléed sugar opens to a palate of red delicious apple skin and English breakfast tea with pleasant tannin on the finish. Inspired by the great whiskies of America, Iwai retains a distinctly Japanese finesse and is perfect for classic Japanese highballs. 40% ABV