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|Spirits Type||Japanese Whisky|
Limited release blended Japanese whisky from Mars Shinshu in Nagano. Iwai Tradition finished in Japanese chestnut casks for 4 months. Mash bill of 70% corn and 30% malted barley aged between 2–5 years in ex-bourbon, sherry, and American oak casks before finishing.
Brown sugar, maple syrup, and toasted grains on the nose, gentle tannin on the mid-palate lends structure to a rich maltiness. An elegant finish lingers long with notes of cacao. Chestnuts are a favorite cold-weather food in Japan, and this limited-edition Iwai Tradition release—entitled Fuyu which means "winter" in Japanese—celebrates this savory and highly seasonal treat.
Founded in 1985 in the heart of the Japanese Alps, Shinshu distillery stopped whisky production between 1992 and 2011, but blending and bottling continued. Shinshu distillery is located in Miyadamura, at the foot of the Komagatake mountain which inspired the name of all the Single Malts produced at the distillery.
Located at 800 meters above sea level, with cool temperatures in winter and hot temperatures in summer. These extreme climate conditions in-fluence the flavors and slow maturation of whisky. The spring water, coming from the mount Kiso is granite-filtered before being used for production.
HISTORIC — Founded in 1872, Mars has over 100 years’ experience in the Spirits industry. From Japanese local spirit – Shochu – to wine and whisky ; Hombo Shuzo has a strong experience in distillation and blending.
CRAFT — In terms of capacity, Mars is 60 times smaller than the biggest distillery of Japan. As a craft distillery, Mars chose to have their production into 2 Distilleries, even though they could increase their original site.
EXPERIMENTAL — Having 3 aging sites throughout Japan gave Mars the opportunity to experiment over the years. They can produce whiskies in different climates and understand its impact on taste and aroma