Mars Tsunuki The First Single Malt

Single Malt

Mars Tsunuki // Kyushu, Japan

community rating

4.75
4 out of 5 stars
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As the name suggests, this is the first release from Mars' Tsunuki Distillery located on the island of Kyushu. The single malt was distilled in 2016-2017 and is matured in ex-bourbon and ex-sherry barrels for over 3 years.

It is bottled at 59% ABV. This is the first release from Mars to be both distilled and aged at sea level.

As the name suggests, this is the first release from Mars' Tsunuki Distillery located on the island of Kyushu. The single malt was distilled in 2016-2017 and is matured in ex-bourbon and ex-sherry barrels for over 3 years. It is bottled at 59% ABV. This is the first release from Mars to be both distilled and aged at sea level. Available as of December 2020.

  • age
    NAS
  • Cost
  • abv
    59.0
  • Single Malt
    Distilled 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 Type
    ex-bourbon and ex-sherry

Tasting Notes

"People of a certain age will remember the taste of peach melba, and this whisky is exactly it in liquid form! This tropical, fruity whisky shows dominant flavors and aromas of tart peach, mango and pineapple, with creamy vanilla rice pudding and a hint of marzipan on the palate. The finish gets less fruit-jammy with a hint of tobacco, clove and dark chocolate. A pour or two of this could work well as an aperitif or a summer dessert whisky. "

Score 94
Flavor Profile

Fruity & Sweet