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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.


This release is bottled at 50% ABV and was distilled and matured at the Shinshu Distillery on the mainland.

  • Distilled in copper pot stills from 100% malted barley, a blend of barley unpeated and peated to 3.5 parts per million
  • Aged between 3–5 years in ex-bourbon, sherry, and port casks
  • Brand Tasting Notes: Delicate aromas of coconut husk, warm cereal, cedar plank & milk chocolate lead to a palate of gunpowder green tea, peach candies, and manuka honey
  • 9516 bottles released in the US
  • Bottle Size700
  • DistilleryMars Shinshu
  • StyleJapanese Whisky
  • RegionJapan
  • AgeNAS
  • ABV50%
  • Year Bottled2022
  • Country of OriginJapan
  • Cask StrengthNo
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