Mars Tsunuki Peated Whisky
Mars Tsunuki Peated Japanese Whisky
- Name: Mars Tsunuki Peated Japanese Whisky
- Type: Single Malt, Peated
- Age: NAS (Non-Age Statement)
- Region: Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan
- Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 48%
Expert Tasting Notes and Technical Description:
Third Base Market & Spirits is thrilled to unveil the Mars Tsunuki Peated Japanese Whisky—an exemplar of Japanese distillation artistry, made all the more unique with its peated allure. Originating from the Tsunuki Distillery in the southern Japanese island of Kyushu, this is a whisky that challenges conventions and offers a beautiful amalgamation of Japanese finesse and the robust influence of peat.
A complex nose starts off with a hit of sea salt and iodine, immediately recognizable to those familiar with peated whiskies. Yet, true to its Japanese roots, the experience mellows into softer, oriental notes—imagine wisps of incense, a touch of sandalwood, and understated umami.
The flavor profile of Mars Tsunuki is where the East truly meets the West. The initial taste offers a smoky resonance akin to a burning cedarwood bonfire, eventually giving way to layers of complexity that are hard to pinpoint but impossible to ignore. There's the lushness of green apples, the subtlety of aged leather, and a sprinkling of oriental spices—clove and anise, most notably. A dash of seaweed furthers its maritime character, adding an intriguing savory contrast.
This whisky ends as it begins—enigmatic yet harmonious. A long, lingering finish allows the peat to make a curtain call, yet it bows out gracefully, allowing softer notes of mocha and dried fruit to take a bow.
The rich complexity of this whisky makes it an ideal candidate for a variety of pairings. Consider savoring it alongside seared ahi tuna or a robust blue cheese to complement its maritime and smoky notes.
The Third Base Market & Spirits Endorsement:
At Third Base Market & Spirits, we have made it our mission to curate a selection that pushes boundaries while respecting tradition. Mars Tsunuki Peated Japanese Whisky is a stunning addition, satisfying the most discerning palates and inviting the curious into uncharted territories.
Discover the intriguing narrative interwoven into every drop of Mars Tsunuki Peated Japanese Whisky. A symphony of East and West, this is a spirit that not only has a story but also tells it through its captivating aromas and flavors. Indulge in a dram and toast to the masterful craftsmanship that brings continents together in a single glass. Cheers!