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 distillery was founded in 2016.
2023 Edition | Whisky distilled in 2018/2019
- lightly peated (average 5–6 ppm)
- Matured in ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks
Brand Tasting Notes: Toasted, sweet grain on the nose is accompanied by orchard fruit and woody smoke; the palate speaks of bergamot orange marmalade and grilled lemons with sultry campfire smoke on the finish.
- Bottle Size700
- DistilleryMars Tsunuki
- StyleJapanese Whisky
- Year Bottled2023
- Country of OriginJapan
- Cask StrengthNo
- Cask TypeBourbon