Mars Whisky Tsunuki The First Single Malt Japanese Whisky
Mars Tsunuki The First is the much-anticipated inaugural release of single malt from Japan’s Tsunuki distillery, which opened in 2016. Bottled in 2020, this whisky offers aromas of orange, lemon, vanilla and freshly-baked bread on the nose, complemented by notes of peaches, apples, cinnamon and nutmeg on the palate.
Like the name suggests, Mars Tsunuki The First is the first single malt whisky from the Mars’ Tsunuki Distillery! Previously, Mars has been ageing some single malt from its Shinshu Distillery at Tsunuki, but this expression is the very first time we get to taste whisky that was completely distilled at Tsunuki. It was bottled up in 2020 at 59% ABV, with 9,984 bottles produced. An exciting Japanese single malt, this!
Mars Tsunuki The First is the first Single Malt, entirely produced and aged in Tsunuki, the most recent distillery from Mars. Built in 2016, this distillery was only used to age Shinshu Single Malts.
This unique expression, distilled in 2016, has been matured in bourbon casks. Bottled at 59%, this new Single Malt illustrates one more time Mars’ know-how and expertise.
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.
Sultana, almond, dry oak, ripe cherry and some spicy ginger.
Still quite nutty, with more almonds and not chocolate peanuts. White grape, crisp apple and toffee.
It remains fruity on the finish, though subtly drying with cinnamon and peppercorn.