Mars Shinshu distillery is located high in the Japanese Alps in Nagano Prefecture at around 800m above sea level. Pure mineral water from the mountain is used for whisky making and the distillery is surrounded with beautiful clean air. Short hot summers encourage maturation and long cold winters give whisky slow and gentle maturation. Selected single malt are blended to create this 2020 edition. Very limited bottling. The landscape of Mars Shinshu distillery which is opening in autumn in 2020 can be seen on the front label to celebrate this special occasion and whisky.
Whisky aged in sherry casks and American white oak make up the expression of this whisky. Ripe prune, sweet acacia honey and vanilla on the nose and initial orange flavour on the palate followed by soft bitterness of cacao with soft mouth feel. Long and clean finish with lingering elegant sweetness.
Or points 38,280