Mars Komagatake Nature of Shinshu Rindo
Mars Shinshu // Japan
Rindo was released in the series, "Nature of Shinshu", which represents different features of the Japanese landscape that surrounds the Shinshu Mars distillery. This whisky, named "Rindo", means "gentian" in Japanese - a type of flower that grows near the distillery. Komagatake Rindo is aged in a combination of ex-bourbon, sherry, and Japanese wine barrels and is bottled at cask strength of 52% ABV.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typeex-bourbon, ex-sherry, and ex-Japanese wine barrels
"Immediately, there's sherry, citrus, and dried fruit on the nose. After a few sniffs, aromas of earth, oak, and tobacco join in. Unlike the nose, the palate brings sweetness through peaches, sweet spices, dark sugar, and cake. A hint of peat is evident throughout. The finish reminds one of the nose, with earth, tobacco, and sherry at the forefront."