Mars Komagatake Nature of Shinshu Kohiganzakura
Peated Single Malt
Mars Shinshu // Japan
Kohiganzakura is the second release in the series, "Nature of Shinshu", which represents different features of the Japanese landscape that surrounds the Shinshu Mars distillery. This whisky, named "Kohiganzakura", celebrates the cherry blossoms found in the Nagano area, and around the distillery itself. The Kohiganzakura has been lightly peated, while a percentage of the vintages have been aged in Japanese wine casks.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
"True to its name, the nose is vibrant and sweet, with intense tart cherries present. Less so, floral aromas and roasted almonds come through. The palate brings more depth with light smoke and tobacco followed by an abundance of red fruit and a malty thickness. The finish allows the smoke to shine with the tartness from the wine casks lingering. "