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Mars Whisky

Shinshu Mars Distillery Iwai Tradition Blended Japanese Whisky (750ml)


This Japanese blended whisky comes from both malt and grain. It's distilled at Japan’s highest distillery, Mars Shinshu Distillery, founded by the Hombo family, located at 798 meters, in a mountain range of Nagano. The whisky is named after Kiichiro Iwai, known as “The Silent Pioneer of Japan Whisky,” and the former mentor of Masataka Taketsuru, the founder of Nikka and Suntory Whisky.

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700 ML    |    40% ABV    | (3 reviews)


$99

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ABOUT THIS WHISK(E)Y


"Iwai Tradition is a special tribute to Iwai and Japanese Whisky. This is 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 delicate hints of peat make for a harmonious whisky that would make Iwai-san proud"

Whisky became a part of the Mars Shinshu production line up in 1949. In 1984, Shinshu decided to move their southernmost Kyushu distillery to the picturesque alpine Miyada village, where the high altitude and cool climate make for suitable conditions for whisky-making. The whisky is produced from waters that pass through granite rock, this water is high in natural minerals.  

ORIGIN

Japan

VARIETAL

Japanese Whisky

STYLE

Single Malt

AGE

NAS

CUSTOMER REVIEWS (3 reviews)

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5 ELEGANT This isn't a heavy whisky, it's elegant and nuanced. The Japanese really elevate blending to an art form. This product is a crazy good deal."
5 GREAT! It had great potential but it comes off as confused as to where it's going. It's all over the board and doesn't follow a nice linear transition between flavors.
5 Cherry, Sherry and Honey The Caramel, Cherry, Sherry and Honey really make for a smooth, sweet whiskey. This is a fine addition to any home bar for the whiskey initiate.
AWARDS
Gold