Delve into the world of Japanese Whiskey with Mars Shinshu Iwai 45. This tantalizing whiskey is crafted in the Shinshu Mars Distillery, Japan's highest distillery nestled in the Japanese Alps. Distinctly rich and robust, Iwai 45 is aged in a combination of ex-bourbon, sherry, and wine casks to create a complex flavor profile that will captivate your senses. On the palate, you'll discover notes of toasted caramel, dark chocolate, and a hint of smoke, culminating in a finish that's as long as it is satisfying. Bottled at a robust 45% ABV, it's a whiskey designed to deliver an exquisite sipping experience, whether you enjoy it neat, on the rocks, or as part of a well-crafted cocktail.
Mars Shinshu Iwai 45 Whiskey is a proud member of our Japanese Whisky collection, representing the unique flavors and craftsmanship that define Japanese whisky making. It stands as a testament to the refined palate of Japanese whisky lovers who appreciate both tradition and innovation.
While it's not a single malt, the meticulous crafting process behind Mars Shinshu Iwai 45 mirrors the attention to detail seen in our Japanese Single Malt Whisky collection. It also beautifully represents the concept of blending different whisky types, as found in our Japanese Blended Malt Whisky category.
Mars Shinshu Iwai 45 carries the grain whisky character, making it an interesting addition to our Japanese Grain Whisky selection. This whisky, like all other offerings, carries the essence of its production region. If you're curious to explore more, feel free to dive into our Japanese Whisky Regions category to experience a variety of styles and flavors.
The story of Mars Shinshu Iwai 45 Whiskey starts at the Mars Shinshu Distillery, situated in the scenic Japanese Alps, known as the highest distillery in Japan. The distillery, owned by Hombo Shuzo Ltd., a company with a rich history in alcoholic beverage production since the 17th century, has been producing whiskey since 1949. Mars Shinshu Iwai 45 is named after Kiichiro Iwai, considered the 'Silent Pioneer' of Japan's whisky world, who passed on the whisky-making baton to Masataka Taketsuru, the 'Father of Japanese Whisky'. This whiskey pays homage to Iwai's immense contribution and vision for Japanese whisky.
In the United States, Mars Shinshu Iwai 45 is appreciated by connoisseurs and enthusiasts who have a penchant for All Whiskey, Whisky, Japanese, and Japanese Whisky categories. These aficionados appreciate the meticulous craftsmanship and innovative ageing techniques that go into each bottle of Mars Shinshu Iwai 45. From those who have long enjoyed the subtlety and complexity of Japanese whiskies, to adventurous spirits looking to expand their horizons beyond traditional American or Scotch whiskies, Mars Shinshu Iwai 45 appeals to a wide audience with its distinct taste and rich history.
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