2021 Shinshu Mars Distillery Komagatake IPA Cask Finish Limited Edition Single Malt Japanese Whisky (700ml)
Followers of Shinshu Mars distillery's recent output will already know the connection here. Next door, there is a beer brewery called Minami Shinshu. After three years of aging in traditional oak barrels, Mars further mature this whisky in casks that were used in the production of their neighbour's India Pale Ale. It adds a subtle beer character to the malt. Expect citrus fruits and fresh herbs on the nose with hints of vanilla, grapefruit and orange on the palate. The finish is clean and crisp, a little bit like the bitterness of a beer. 52% Alc./Vol.