MARS Shinshu




MARS Shinshu distillery

Region: Japan

Location: Miyada, Nagano Prefecture

The distillery is owned by Homdo Shuzu Co. Ltd and was founded in 1985 but mothballed between 1992 and 2011. At around 800m above sea level it's Japan's highest distillery.





OB - Original Distillery Bottlings


MARS Shinshu, Komagatake, 58.8% ABV

Distilled 2012, bottled 2016, bottled for LMDW 60th Anniversary

American White Oak, Cask 1555

Original cost of this bottle;


Glass: Classic Malt

Colour: Dark yellow gold

Nose: Very aromatic and sweet with suggestions of buttery toffee and mild wet leafiness in the background.

Palate: Definitely a suggestion of buttery toffee, perhaps cereal too and is that a faint hint of ginger?

Finish: Long

Overall Impression: I love the character of this whisky. Mild and gentle but yet distinctive.









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