Whisky, 'Mars Maltage, Cosmo - Manzanilla Cask', Mars Shinshu
Sandwiched between Japan’s soaring Southern Alps and the towering Central Alps and at just over 2,600 feet, Mars Shinshu is Japan’s highest whisky distillery. The Hombo family has been distilling shochu for more than a century and added whisky to their repertoire in 1949. Back then, the distillery was located in Kagoshima Prefecture on the southernmost island of Kyushu. In 1984, the Hombo clan moved the distillery to the idyllic alpine setting of Miyada village in southern Nagano Prefecture. They chose this site for its cool temperatures, which slow maturation, and the plentiful and soft granite-filtered, snowmelt-fed aquifers.
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This limited edition bottling is a blended malt featuring whisky from Mars Shinshu as well as whiskies from undisclosed Scottish distilleries. The blend has been finished in a Manzanilla sherry cask. This soft whisky has notes of dried peach and praline on the nose, with subtle flavors of maple syrup and dried coconut that linger on the delicate finish. 42% ABV