Mars Komagatake Japanese Spring

Single Malt - 48% - 70 cl

Mars Komagatake Japanese Spring captures the magic of Japanese spring with elegance and richness, capturing the splendor of cherry blossom in every sip.

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On the nose, this whisky reveals malty, gourmand notes, accompanied by fruits such as apricot, peach and apple, as well as delicate nuances of white flowers and vanilla. On the palate, the oily texture offers an exotic sensory experience, with notes of pineapple, ripe banana, and a bitter sweetness of candied orange and quince paste. Richness and complexity are accentuated by nuances of honey, spices like cocoa powder, and dried fruits like hazelnuts, which stand out on the finish. The finish is elegant, long and sweet, with notes of chestnut and a subtle orange bitterness that linger delicately.

The Komagatake Japanese Spring single malt blend is half first-fill bourbon casks, complemented by American white oak and virgin oak casks, forming a balanced marriage. Added to this is a subtle but crucial touch of sherry casks, having contained lightly peated whiskies between 0 and 3.5 ppm, for extra complexity and depth. All the single malts in this limited edition have been aged in the cellars of the Shinshu distillery, nestled 700 meters above sea level in the heart of the central Japanese Alps. Each year, from April onwards, the distillery is progressively adorned with pink flowers as the bloom moves from the south to the north of the archipelago, offering a fruity, elegant whisky where this panorama of pink and white accompanies the melting of the snow.

This “Japanese Spring” limited series has been created by Mars Whisky to capture the essence of Japanese spring, a season synonymous with sweetness and cherry blossom, often celebrated by the Japanese through the tradition of hanami (literally, “looking at the flowers”). The concept of this series highlights Mars' three aging sites: Yakushima, Tsunuki and Shinshu, each bringing a unique dimension by symbolizing a stage in Japan's cherry blossom season, from south to north. The labels of these whiskies illustrate this floral progression: Yakushima, with its tropical, maritime climate, Tsunuki, offering a deep, energetic whisky, and Shinshu, with a fruity, elegant whisky. This limited series of 400 bottles of each version, adorned with pink flowers, offers a taste of Japanese spring all year round.

Détails

Details Mars Komagatake Japanese Spring

Type

Single Malt

Brand

Mars Whisky

Producer

Hombo Shuzo

Distillery

Shinshu

Region

Honshu - Nagano

Strength

48%

Filtration

Unchill filtered

Volume

70 cl

Bottling Date

2023

Type of cask

Sherry - Bourbon - American White Oak

Aging place

Shinshu cellar

Bottling

Small Batch - Limited Edition

Number of bottles

400

Coloring

Uncolored

Peat

No peated

Ingredient

Malted barley

Packaging

Bottle only

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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.

Yellow fruits

Yellow fruits

Notes of peach, apricot, apple, pear, plum, ...

Cereals

Cereals

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

Baking

Baking

Notes of pastry, butter, cookie, custard, ...

Our tasting experience of Mars Komagatake Japanese Spring.

Le nez est très fruité, plutôt fruits jaunes comme la pomme, la poire, et la pêche. Un léger côté malté s'exprime timidement et quelques touches gourmandes de pâte sablée qui sort du four. En bouche on retrouve les arômes fruités mais les notes de malts qui s'expriment plus intensément, amènent une touche légèrement sucrée sur le palais. La texture est agréable ronde et consistante. La finale est discrète avec une fine amertume fruitée.

Nicolas