Mars Yakushima Japanese Spring

Blended Malt - 49% - 70 cl

Discover Mars Yakushima Japanese Spring, a tropical and maritime blended malt made from single malts from Mars Whisky's Shinshu and Tsunuki distilleries.

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On the nose, bewitching aromas of exotic fruits such as grilled pineapple and ripe banana mingle with iodized, almost saline notes and the sweetness of mango. On the palate, an explosion of juicy fruit meets the sweetness of vanilla malt and the richness of caramelized fruit, while a subtle touch of peat and salt lingers, reminiscent of the island of Yakushima. The finish is a velvety caress of noble wood, balanced and bewitching, evoking the island's misty forests.

Mars Yakushima Japanese Spring is a blend of single malts distilled in Shinshu and Tsunuki, then aged mainly in bourbon casks in the magnificent natural environment of the tropical island of Yakushima, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993. This whisky benefits not only from a unique ageing environment characterized by a warm, humid climate, but also from access to pure water springs.

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 Yakushima Japanese Spring

Type

Blended Malt

Brand

Mars Whisky

Producer

Hombo Shuzo

Distillery

Shinshu - Tsunuki

Region

Kyushu - Kagoshima

Strength

49%

Filtration

Unchill filtered

Volume

70 cl

Bottling Date

2023

Type of cask

Mainly Bourbon Barrels

Aging place

Yakushima cellar

Bottling

Small Batch - Limited Edition

Number of bottles

400

Coloring

Uncolored

Peat

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.

Peaty / Smoky

Peaty / Smoky

Smoke, peat, iodine, toasted, medicinal, ...

Exotic fruits

Exotic fruits

Notes of coconut, banana, pineapple, lychee, kiwi, ...

Woody

Woody

Notes of undergrowth, humus, bark, oak, resinous, ...

Our tasting experience of Mars Yakushima Japanese Spring.

On the nose, the finely salty peat balances perfectly with the fruitiness of roasted pineapple complemented by a touch of acacia honey. On the palate everything is rounded sweet and fruity, the aromas revealed by the nose assert themselves. They gradually disappear in a long finish where the peat remains the sole master.

Nicolas