A cracker. This 2020 Komagatake limited-edition Japanese single malt from Mars was distilled at Shinshu distillery. The Mars Shinshu is tucked away at 2625 ft in the Nagano alps, and this is reflected in a clean, sweet dram. This expression matured in a combination of ex-sherry and American white oak casks. It is free from chill filtration, and arrives at 50% abv.
The nose is sweet and enticing, and palate gives notes of honey, vanilla pods, clotted cream, and mixed fruits. These flavours culminate linger in the fin