Kiichiro Iwa, the name sake for this Mars whisky was a silient pioneer of Japan whisky. This whisky is inspired by great whiskies of America. A majority of corn balanced with light malt aged in ex bourbon barrels. Ideal for daily sipping, in a mint julep or an old fashioned.
Inspired by great American whiskies, this Japanese whisky is distilled with a majority of corn balanced with light malt, aged in ex-bourbon barrels. Sweet with notes of pear, quince, a hint of reed fruits, and vanilla. Ideal for daily sipping or in an Old Fashioned cocktail.
Shinshu Mars Distillery has the highest altitude of all the distilleries in Japan. Situated in Nagano (the Japanese Alps, where the newest season of Terrace House is filmed) at an elevation of over 2600 feet, the temperature drops to 5°F. With fresh, ample snowfall, Shinshu Mars Distillery is situated in an ideal place for whisky production.
Nose: Light caramel corn notes, apricot, peach.
Palate: Pure and straightforward, no peat flavors.
Finish: A solid cocktail whisky.