Mars Shinshu Distillery

Single Cask Komagatake 27 Years Old

ABV 58%
REVIEWED Issue 159
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Brand: Mars Shinshu Distillery
Expression: Single Cask Komagatake 27 Years Old
Type: Japan Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 58%
Country/Region: Japan
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Editor's Choice
Issue 159
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Cedar chests, cigar boxes and incense burners. Manuka honey. Barrel aged Balsamic vinegar, Latakia tobacco, old pipes and antique bookshops.
Palate: Orange zest sweetness at first. Redcurrants and cherry jam on warm scones. Salt taffy. Hints of Parma Violets and hot buttered toast.
Finish: Really long full of black tea tannins and floral notes.
Comment: Seriously impressive stuff, one to silence a tasting crowd with. Does not need much water, if any despite the ABV. Just send a case please.
Taster   Lyndsey Gray
Nose: Polished mahogany, toasted rosemary and rock salt chips, liquorice and butterscotch. Undertones of Dr. Pepper, apricot jam and dehydrated oranges.
Palate: Sweet and sour bursts of blackcurrants, cherries and grapefruit explode on the first sip with notes of chalk, marzipan and biscoff biscuits cupcakes slowly peeking through.
Finish: Packs a punch in the heat category with a ginger spice.
Comment: Stuffing as many blackcurrant cheesecakes in your mouth as you can. Prepare for jaw cramp!
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