Tsunuki Distillery is the second distillery of Mars Whisky and is in the Kagoshima Prefecture in the south of Japan, and was built in 2016. The location of this distillery is also the birthplace of their business Hombo Shuzo Co. more than 100 years ago. The name tells you this single malt is distilled and matured at Tsunuki, and this is its 3rd release after Tsunuki The First and Tsunuki Peated. Beautiful pure water is used, and the natural environment with day and night-time temperature change has considerable and unique influence on this whisky. The majority of this single malt was matured in bourbon barrels. It has an amber colour. On the nose, there's a fresh sweetness such as lemon cake, black tea and a whiff of smoke at first, followed by cacao, azuki beans, buttered toast and milk candy. Bitter and sweet fruitiness like Orangette on palate, and the finish is long and complex with generous sweetness. This whisky is non-chill filtered to enhance the flavours.