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Mars Tsunuki Distillery The First Cask Strength Single Malt Japanese Whisky (700ml)

JAPAN
$499. 00 Bottle
$5988.00 Dozen
ABV: 59%
Collector's alert: Hombo Shuzo have recently launched their first single malt whisky to be produced at the new Tsunuki distillery, located on the island of Kyushu in Southern Japan. Distilled in 2016, a limited parcel has just arrived in Australia. The whisky has been aptly titled ‘The First’ and comes bottled at natural cask strength, unusual for most Japanese whiskies.

Since 2011, Mars have been making some wonderful blended and single malt whiskies at Shinshu. As whisky consumption and demand for Japanese whisky increased globally, a plan was initiated to establish a distillery in Tsunuki. Production began in 2016.

Aged onsite for around four years before bottling in 2020, Hombo Kazuto, the President of the parent company, Hombo Shuzo, comments, “This is a young whisky, but I have to say this tastes surprisingly mature. The whisky had been deepened by climate and weather in Tsunuki. The area is surrounded by mountains, and it gets hot in summer and cold in winter. This is just the beginning of Tsunuki single malt, and there is a lot to discover". 59% Alc./Vol. Very limited stocks.