Mars Iwai Tradition Japanese Whisky is soft and rounded, yet full bodied and mellow.Mars Shinshu distillery is located high in the Japanese Alps in Nagano Prefecture at around 800m above sea level. Next door, there is beer brewery called Minami Shinshu Brewery. Pure mineral water from the mountain is used for both whisky and craft beer making and both facilities are surrounded with beautiful clean air. Short hot summers encourage whisky maturation, and long cold winter gives whisky slow and gentle maturation as well as a break.
After 3 years aging in traditional oak barrels, this selected single malt whisky is then further matured in casks used in the production of India Pale Ale to provide a subtle and give unique essence of beer character.