Japan’s Highest Distillery at 798 meters. Situated between the north and south Japanese alps, Mars Shinshu is Japan’s highest whisky distillery, at nearly 800 meters. The Hombo family have been distilling for more than a century and they added whisky to their repertoire in 1949 in Kagoshima. That was the southernmost whisky made in Japan until 1984, when all whisky production was moved to the current location in Nagano.
Iwai Japanese 40%
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.
|Nose||Smooth and plenty of sweetness.|
|Taste||Powerful, pepper, mixed nuts and caramel.|
|Finish||Cereal sweetness and toasty oak.|