Mars Komagatake Yakushima Aging 2021
Mars Komagatake Yakushima Aging 2021 Single Malt Whisky
- Name: Mars Komagatake Yakushima Aging 2021
- Type: Single Malt Whisky
- Age: No Age Statement (Special Edition)
- Region: Nagano, Japan, with special aging on Yakushima Island
- Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 50%
Expert Tasting Notes and Technical Description:
Mars Komagatake Yakushima Aging 2021 is an exceptional single malt whisky that has taken its final maturation journey on the pristine Yakushima Island—a UNESCO World Heritage site celebrated for its lush subtropical forests. Created by the Shinshu Mars Distillery in Nagano, this exquisite offering exemplifies the alchemy between nature and craftsmanship.
A harmonious meld of oceanic influences, owing to its island aging, and the intricate layers of floral notes introduce you to this whisky. The bouquet is enriched by subtleties of cedarwood, indicative of Yakushima's famed ancient forests, along with delicate overtones of jasmine and green tea.
On the palate, Mars Komagatake Yakushima Aging 2021 reveals an orchestra of flavors that are both intricate and balanced. Crisp Fuji apples dance with nuances of Japanese yuzu, giving way to a core of subtle umami, a touch of seaweed, and oriental spices. With its moderate ABV, the whisky offers a velvety mouthfeel without overpowering the senses.
A finish of remarkable length is crowned with a medley of flavors, from light vanilla to a delicate smattering of sea salt and minerality. It leaves you with an aftertaste of sweetened green tea and an aromatic smokiness, a nuanced nod to traditional Japanese incense.
This whisky is best experienced neat or with a small addition of mineral water to release its plethora of flavors. As for gastronomic pairings, it marries well with seafood, particularly sashimi or oysters, and enhances the flavors of rich, creamy desserts like matcha tiramisu.
The Third Base Market & Spirits Endorsement:
The Mars Komagatake Yakushima Aging 2021 is a captivating manifestation of terroir-focused distilling, a true confluence of land, air, and water. At Third Base Market & Spirits, we take pride in offering this limited edition, a veritable distillation of Japan's natural beauty and craftsmanship, to our esteemed clientele.
To conclude, the Mars Komagatake Yakushima Aging 2021 Single Malt Whisky stands as a testament to the art of Japanese whisky-making—reflecting the balance, subtlety, and depth that connoisseurs have come to cherish. We invite you to experience this enchanting dram at Third Base Market & Spirits, where we offer only the finest spirits for discerning palates.