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Mars Iwai Tradition Japanese Whisky

Mars Iwai Tradition Japanese Whisky



The Iwai Traditional blended Japanese whisky from the Hombo Shuzo’s Mars.

The Shinshu Distillery was founded by Japanese shochu producer Hombo Shuzo in the Nagano Prefecture and it distilled both whisky and brandy - the whisky being labelled Mars Whisky. A drop of in demand for distilled spirits saw whisky production cancelled in 1985 - and it stayed offline until 2011/12 when the demand for whisky had grown considerably.

This Iwai Traditional blend is part of the new-age of Mars whisky. 75% malt and 25% corn/grain spirits (the opposite of the standard Iwai) it’s a thick, syrupy expression with dark fruits and milk chocolate.

The Iwai name comes from Kiichiro Iwai, who designed the distillery's stills based on designs drafted by Masataka Taketsuru - the founder of Japanese whisky. Whisky Magazine attest the still design does in fact resemble those at Nikka’s Yoichi distillery.

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Blended Whisky




750 mls



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