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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.

  • Limited edition blended whisky from Mars Shinshu in Nagano, Japan
  • Distilled from a blend of malt whisky distilled at Mars Shinshu and grain whisky
  • Aged primarily in ex-bourbon and new oak and finished in Manzanilla (a variety of Fino Sherry) and Oloroso sherry casks
  • Brand Tasting Notes: On the nose, shortbread, spun sugar, and syrup-soaked raisins introduce a delicate palate of apricot, bittersweet cocoa, and lingering fig balanced by saline notes imparted by the sherry casks
  • 990 bottles released in the US
  • Bottle Size700
  • DistilleryMars Shinshu
  • StyleJapanese Whisky
  • RegionJapan
  • AgeNAS
  • ABV40%
  • Country of OriginJapan
  • Cask StrengthNo
  • Cask TypeManzanilla
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