Mars Iwai Tradition Wine Cask Finish

Blended

Mars Shinshu // Japan

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    89
  • Avg. Rating

    3.5
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 5 )

Building on the classic Mars Iwai Tradition bottling, this blend spent 12 months in red wine casks, adding a richer complexity to the mix. Released in 2013, with only 2,495 bottles produced.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    40.0
  • Blended
    Comprised of both single malt(s) and single grain(s) often from many different distilleries; if Scotch or Irish must be aged for at least three years in oak barrels; Irish may include single pot still whiskey in the blend.
  • Cask Type
    finished in wine cask

Tasting Notes

"The first whiff brings red fruit and lots of it. The nose then delivers honey, vanilla, and milk cherry chocolate. Rich decadence from the wine influence. The palate is just as exciting with ginger, port, and subtle spice joining the sweet, rich notes from the nose. Dried figs, milk chocolate, and port notes lead the medium finish. A delightful experience through and through. "

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Flavor Profile

Fruity & Sweet