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Mars Shinshu The Lucky Cat "Choco" 6th Release Blended Whisky
This product is available in: DC, NY Unfortunately, we can't ship to PO Boxes and APO addresses.Size750mL Proof80 (40% ABV)
This product is available in: DC, NY Unfortunately, we can't ship to PO Boxes and APO addresses.
About Mars Shinshu The Lucky Cat "Choco" 6th Release Blended WhiskyMars Shinshu is Japan's highest whisky distillery, at 798 meters ― just over 2,600 feet ― nestled between Japan’s Southern and Central Alps. Mars Shinshu is owned by the Hombo family, who have been in the business of distillation for over a century.
Whisky became a part of the Mars Shinshu production lineup 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 mineral-rich waters that pass through granite rock.
This 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. Iwai sent Taketsuru to Scotland to learn the art of whisky-making. Taketsuru returned to Japan, presenting a whisky-making report ― the Taketsuru Notes ― to Iwai. Taketsuru was the first Japanese to learn the art of whisky-making.
Mars Shinshu’s whiskies are full of high-quality character and complex flavor. Two cats came into Mr. Hombo's family in 2017 ― Hana and Choco. A whisky expression was named after each cat, Choco being more outgoing of the two. The whisky mirrors the cat's personality. Finished in port wine casks, the 80-proof whisky is sweet, fruity, and complex. This release is limited to 1,140 bottles.
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About Japanese Whisky
Although maybe not be the first Spirit you would think of when Japan is mentioned; the Japanese make one of the best types of whisky in the world. It’s heavily influenced by scotch but with smoother and delicate notes.
The history of the Japanese whisky is not even a century old, but in this short time, the Japanese blended and single malts have taken over the world by storm and can easily go against their whisk(e)y counterparts from across the globe.