|Spirits Type||Japanese Whisky|
|Spirits Style||Single Malt|
Single malt Japanese whisky from the recently reopened Mars Tsunuki Distillery in Kagoshima.
Distilled in 2016 and 2017 and bottled in 2020.
Aged 3–4 years in primarily bourbon and some sherry casks with peat levels of 20 & 50 parts per million, Tsunuki Peated reads much like a peated Highland Scotch. A nose of smoked maple syrup, wet campfire, and dried apricot preps the palate for prominent peat and a note of sandalwood. The drying finish confidently displays browned butter, stemmy herbs, wet gravel, and a hint of menthol.
Non-chill filtered; 50% ABV
This 2100-bottle-release is the second from the newly reopened Mars Tsunuki Distillery. Located in the southern prefecture of Kagoshima from which the Hombo family originally helms, the weather is notably more humid and has greater fluctuation in temperature than the Mars Shinshu distillery in Nagano to the north and offers compelling diversity to the Mars book.