Mars Cosmo Wine Cask Finish 70cl 43°
Located in the heart of the Japanese Alps, the Mars distillery was founded in 1985, however it experienced a slumber period of a few decades to resume its activity in 2011. Cosmo wine cask Finish is the 2020 edition of Cosmo series. A whisky that has benefited from an additional year of aging in red wine barrels.
Mars blends different types of malt to give complexity and richness to its Cosmo. This Blended Malt is no exception, its round and pleasant honeyed sweetness is balanced with tannic and spicy notes offered by its aging in red wine barrels.
The Shinshu Mars distillery originates from Japan where it enjoys an exceptional geographical location. It is located at an altitude of 800m in the small village of Miyata, an area with a harsh climate, in the heart of the Japanese Alps. There, it enjoys the sources of pure water filtered by the mountain for centuries to give Mars whisky its unique character.
Shinshu was founded by Maison Hombo Shuzu, a producer of wines and shoshu. In the 1980s, the drop in demand for spirits forced Kiichiro Iwai, its founder, to close the distillery in 1992. It reopened in 2011 with a new bottling which naturally took the name "The Revival 2011".
The production of Shinshu varies throughout the year, the winter months are devoted to whisky while the summer months are devoted to Brandies and other spirits. The whiskies produced at the Shinshu Distillery are aged in barrels of Brandy, Bourbon and Japanese red wines.