2022 Mars Tsunuki Aging Single Malt Japanese Whisky (700ml)
Built in 2016, Tsunuki is the second distillery owned and operated by Mars Whisky. Situated in the Kagoshima Prefecture in the south of Japan, its location is also the birthplace of their business, Hombo Shuzo Co. more than 100 years ago.
The 2022 edition is the fledgling distillery's third ever release, following on from 'The First' and 'Peated'. Majority matured in bourbon barrels, on the nose anticipate a fresh sweetness reminiscent of lemon cake, followed by hints of black tea and a whiff of smoke, while the palate boasts a bitter sweet fruitiness like Orangette and the finish is long and rich, helped by the fact that it's non chill filtered and bottled at a higher than normal ABV of 50%.