This limited edition single malt is Mars Shinshu’s first step in creating a house style for their extremely succesful Komagatake line. We will see variations of this limited single malt release again in 2019 and 2020 as they progress toward an official, house-style Komagatake Single Malt in 2021. While still young at 3-6 years aged, this whisky consists of barrels aged on the top shelf of their rack house where the maturation happens quickest due to the warmer temperature. The casks are majority ex-bourbon followed by new American oak and sherry cask. The malt is lightly peated at 3.5 PPM.
Color: Light copper gold.
Nose: Instant fruit - pear, melons (rockmelon & honeydew melon), green apples and some oak.
Palate: Follows the fruitiness of the nose. Rockmelon, apricot, marmalade, some orange slices and hints of sweet Grand Marnier.
Finish: Apple flan, slight earthy "fruit smoke", peach pie.