Mars Komagatake IPA Cask Finish

Single Malt - 52% - 70 cl

Hombo Shuzo, the owner of the Shinshu distillery, also owns a beer brewery located right next to the distillery. Mars Komagatake IPA Cask Finish is the link between these two activities.

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Hombo Shuzo, the owner of the Shinshu distillery, also owns a beer brewery located right next to the distillery. Mars Komagatake IPA Cask Finish is the link between these two activities. 

Distilled, aged and blended in Japan by the Shinshu distillery located in the heart of the Japanese Alps, this single malt has a rich and malty profile revealing a nose with citrus notes evolving towards vanilla. During the tasting, the silky texture brings new cereal and fruity aromas that are joined in the finish by a touch of bitterness inherited from the maturation in Japanese beer barrels.

This small batch is composed of single malts aged in American white oak barrels, blended and then put back into ex-beer IPA barrels for a few months maturation. These barrels come from the Minami Shinshu brewery located on the site of the distillery at 800 meters above sea level, where Hombo Shuzo produces a sweet beer based on local ingredients.

Détails

Details Mars Komagatake IPA Cask Finish

Type

Single Malt

Brand

Mars Whisky

Producer

Hombo Shuzo

Distillery

Shinshu

Region

Honshu - Nagano

Strength

52%

Dilution

Cask Strength

Volume

70 cl

Bottling Date

2020

Type of Cask

American white oak

Finishing Cask

IPA Beer

Bottling

Small Batch

Number of Bottles

2688

Peat

No peated

Packaging

Cardboard case

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The distillery

The distillery Shinshu Mars

Nestled at an altitude of 800 meters in the heart of the Japanese Alps near Nagano, Shinshu was founded in 1985 by Hombo Shuzo, a wine and shochu producer based on the island of Kuyshu.


Shinshu is the highest distillery in Japan and enjoys a cool climate in summer and snowy winters where temperatures are often negative. Built at the foot of Mount Komagatake, from which its single malt takes its name, the distillery is surrounded by pure water springs which it uses for the production of its whiskies.

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Japanese whisky

Japanese whisky

Made of whiskies exclusively distilled, aged and bottled in Japan.

Citrus

Citrus

Notes of grapefruit, mandarin, yuzu, orange, lemon, ...

Cereals

Cereals

Notes of barley, wheat, rye, corn, malt, hay, ...

Baking

Baking

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