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Mars Iwai Tradition Wine Cask Finish Blended Japanese Whisky 750ml Bottle

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Iwai Tradition Wine Cask Finish Blended Japanese Whisky
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Iwai Tradition Wine Cask Finish Blended Japanese Whisky 750ml
Earned a score of 92 points from the Beverage Testing Institute (2016) and the Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. This whisky is named after Kiichiro Iwai, known as “The Silent Pioneer of Japan Whisky,” and the former mentor of Masataka Taketsuru, the founder of Nikka and Suntory Whisky. Iwai Tradition, is a blended whisky, comprised of both single malts, grains, and blended whiskies. The whisky is then aged in a combination of ex-bourbon, ex-sherry, and ex-wine casks, creating a perfect harmony of flavors.
Beverage type:
Blended Japanese Whisky
Alcohol Level:
39%
Bottle size:
750ml bottle Single
Tastes like:
Cherry
Honey
Sweet
Chocolate
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Fast Shipping
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Most shipments are dispatched the next business day. We use a network of trusted carriers to get your precious cargo to arrive safely and on time. All shipments are insured for damage or loss.
Buyer Protection
Buyer Protection
Get a refund, replacement or credit should anything go wrong with your order. See our full shipping & returns policy.
Secure Payment
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Your payment details are secured with encryption and payments processed on highly secure servers.
Authenticity Guarantee
Authenticity Guarantee
We guarantee the provenance and authenticity of every product we sell. You can buy from us with the confidence that the item you are receiving is 100% authentic.
About the brand
The history of Mars Whisky dates back to 1949 when the Hombo family, owners of Mars Whisky, first took out a license to distil but it was not until 1960 that they started making whisky at a plant in Yamanashi. It was run by Kiichiro Iwai, who had been Masataka Taketsuru’s immediate superior who had sent Taketsuru to Scotland in 1919 to learn about whisky production. He used Taketsuru’s specifications to make his whisky which was too heavy and smoky for the Japanese palate. Iwai was also responsible for the design of the pot stills and is considered a pioneer in the history and development of pot still whisky in Japan. In 1984, production was switched to Mars Shinshu Distillery in the Japanese Alps, chosen for its altitude to encourage slow maturation and the availability of soft water. This brought a change of style to the whisky, being lighter and more approachable but the timing was wrong with the beginning of Japan’s whisky crash so Mars closed in 1992 and reopened in 2011. Mars Whisky consists of two distilleries, Mars Shinshu Distillery and Tsunuki Distillery, and three ageing sites at Shinshu, Tsunuki and Yakushima. Mars Shinshu Distillery is located high in the Japan Alps and is the highest distillery in Japan at over 800m above sea level. The distillery is surrounded by South Alps and Central Alps with 120m of underground water running through granite rocks which gives a soft water character with low in minerality at 26 ppm. Shinshu experiences four distinct seasons with a short but hot summer and long cold winter. Mars Tsunuki Distillery is the southernmost distillery, opened in Kagoshima in November 2016. It produces richer and heavy malts with a salty air influence.
Frootbat Reviews - What our customers say
Ratings & Reviews (5)
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Glen Dussault
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Red wine flavors caramel somewhat dry. OK
Posted on Jul 11th, 2020
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Dante Henry
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Posted on Jun 6th, 2020
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Magnolia Burgess
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This is one of my preferred Japanese whiskies and is by a long shot the best value for the money at under ‚Â¥3000 (around $28) here in Japan. It sincerely rivals my Macallan Uncommon Container which resembles 10x progressively costly. Its more mind boggling and adjusted than the Macallan however has a lighter and less rich mouth feel and shorter completion. Notes astute Distillers survey in spot on generally.
Posted on May 9th, 2020
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Lorenza Kang
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3.75. Decent caramel shading. Earthy colored sugar on the button. Valued the profundity of flavor certainly tasted the wine container caused it to feel to some degree tannic medium wait and decent alcoholic consume wrapped up my mouth feel exceptionally dry and left a taste like I licked hot sauna wood
Posted on Mar 20th, 2020
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Placido Oumarou
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Smooth with a fruity completion
Posted on Feb 25th, 2020
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Tasting Notes
Nose
The nose then delivers honey, vanilla, and milk cherry chocolate. Rich decadence from the wine influence.
Taste
The palate is just as exciting with ginger, port, and subtle spice joining the sweet, rich notes from the nose.
Finish
Dried figs, milk chocolate, and port notes lead the medium finish.
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