2018 Shinshu Mars Distillery Komagatake Tsunuki Aging Cask Strength Single Malt Japanese Whisky (700ml)
$320. 00 Bottle
Tsunuki is a new Mars distillery, located on a historic site in Kagoshima. With this second operation, Shinshu's owner, Hombo Shuzo will continue to expand his portfolio which presently includes the Komagatake single malts, Iwai Tradition, Twin Alps, Tsunagu blended whiskies and the Cosmo labels. Opened in 2016, the heart of the Tsunuki facility is located just next to the family home of the descendant of the founder of the brand (now transformed into a tasting bar and shop). This edition was, as the name suggests, aged in Kagoshima's tropical climate in barrels held at the Tsunuki distillery. Finally bottled in 2018 at a natural strength of 57% Alc./Vol., it also comes non chill filtered. Aromas and flavours of apple and cherry alongside caramel feature in what's described as a full bodied whisky with a touch of peat.