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Hombo Shuzo, the company behind Mars Distillery, produces many different styles of alcohol, starting with shochu in the early 1900s. They really started producing whisky in 1949 with the help of Mr. Kiichiro Iwai, an icon in the Japanese Whisky world. Shinshu is the main distillery which is in the Nagano Alps and Japan’s highest whisky distillery. The second is the Tsunuki distillery in Kagoshima, an island in the south of Japan.


In this release, they have taken their classic Iwai Tradition blended whisky and matured it in their own Chateau Mars wine casks. These are ex-red wine casks and the winery is in Yamanashi. These ex-red wine casks are from their Chateau Mars winery in the neighboring Yamanashi prefecture.

Brand Tasting Notes: Notes of lilies on the nose with well-balanced hints of pear, honey & white pepper.

  • Bottle Size750
  • DistilleryMars Shinshu
  • StyleJapanese Whisky
  • RegionJapan
  • AgeNAS
  • ABV40%
  • Country of OriginJapan
  • Cask StrengthNo
  • Cask TypeRed Wine
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