Iwai Tradition Mars Japanese Whisky 750ml
Situated between the north and south Japanese alps, Mars Shinshu is Japan’s highest distillery, at nearly 800 meters. The Hombo family have been distilling for more than a century and they added whisky to their repertoire in 1949 in Kogoshima. That was the southernmost whisky made in Japan until 1984, when all whisky production was moved to its current location in Nagano.
This malt driven spirit is truly a reflection of contemporary Japanese whisky. Incredibly balanced, soft and layered. A blending of sherry, bourbon and wine casks with hints of peat make for a harmonious whisky that would make Iwai-san proud.
Ripe cherry, honey toffee with a beautiful ginger spice.