MARS WHISKY Komagatake Double Cellars Single Malt 2019
マルス 駒ヶ岳ダブルセラーズ シングルモルト
Available in 700ml (Gift box)
This very limited edition of Single Malt, was specially vatted from the cellars of two Mars Whisky distilleries and bottled in early 2018. Originally distilled at Mars Shinshu Distillery in Nagano Prefecture in 2013 and then a portion of it was aged in bourbon and American white oak casks at Shinshu Distillery. The remaining portion was sent to Mars Tsunuki Distillery in Kagoshima, and aged in bourbon casks. Tsunuki is some 1000km south-west of Shinshu, and the cool climate and high altitude in Shinshu versus the warm and tropical climate in Tsunuki, provide a different ageing environment that give interesting individual characters in the final whisky when bottled. It is quite complex with a gentle texture, with plum and vanilla notes on the palate with a hint of peat and sweet honey on the finish.