2021 Shinshu Mars Distillery Komagatake Yakushima Aging Cask Strength Single Malt Japanese Whisky (700ml)
This is the most limited of all the 2021 Shinshu releases. It's aged in the company’s maturation halls on the small island of Yakushima, located off the south of mainland Japan. The island provides a warmer maturation environment. Bottled in 2021, expect flavours and aromas of juicy citrus, tropical fruits, a little peat followed by sweet custard. The 2020 bottling was rated 94 points by Jim Murray in his 2022 Whisky Bible, so expect the same here. Like last years, this is natural strength, so it should be a hefty Japanese malt. 56% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered.