MARS Komagatake Yakushima Aging 2019
Single Malt Whisky, Japan / Honshu - Nagano, 70cl, Ref: 56164
This new expression has been distilled at Mars Shinshu distillery, at 800 meter above sea level, in central Japan, then aged on Yakushima island, in southern Japan. Yakushima is a UNESCO wold heritage site since 1993. The island benefits from a very peculiar climate, with an humidity level of 75%, giving to the single malt new aromas, including a distinct maritime note.
Shinshu, Tsunuki, Yakushima, 3 locations where Mars decided to establish its aging cellars. The objective: compare the impact of the various Japan climates on whisky aging.
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- The brand
The brandLocated in Japan, the Mars distillery has a rather unusual, turbulent history. Its founder is none other than Kiichiro Iwai, the man who instigated the departure for Scotland of the renowned Masataka Taketsuru and more importantly the owner of a spirit company that produces shochu (Japanese eau de vie). The Shinshu Mars distillery is situated in an exceptional location that affords a truly unique whisky. Located at an altitude of 800 metres, in a region that has a particularly harsh climate, the distillery benefits from pure spring water filtered over centuries by the mountains. Another remarkable feature of this distillery is that it only produces whisky during the winter months. The fall in demand during the eighties forced the distillery to close down in 1992, but it was reopened in 2011. It was only natural then that the first whisky to be made in the new stills be called ‘The Revival 2011’.
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