Mars Komagatake Yakushima Aging 2020
Mars Komagatake Yakushima Aging 2020 Japanese Whisky at Third Base Market & Spirits
At Third Base Market & Spirits, we are honored to feature an extraordinarily rare and limited-release Japanese whisky: Mars Komagatake Yakushima Aging 2020. This meticulously crafted spirit comes from the Shinshu Mars Distillery, located in the Japanese Alps, yet it undergoes its maturation in the remote and mysterious Yakushima island, an UNESCO World Heritage site. A synergistic interplay of unique climates from the mainland and the island creates a whisky of unparalleled complexity and uniqueness.
- Name: Mars Komagatake Yakushima Aging 2020
- Type: Single Malt Japanese Whisky
- Age: Limited Release, Aging Time Not Disclosed
- Region: Shinshu (Distillation), Yakushima (Maturation), Japan
- Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 52%
Tasting Notes and Technical Description:
In the glass, Mars Komagatake Yakushima Aging 2020 presents an enthralling deep-gold hue with amber highlights, providing an enticing visual prelude to the intricate aromatic and taste profiles that follow.
The olfactory impression is a poetic union of Shinshu's continental nuances and Yakushima's maritime whispers. Initial notes of toasted oak and dark chocolate are enriched by the lighter, ethereal undertones of cherry blossom and ripe plum. The delicate salinity, likely attributed to Yakushima's oceanic influence, elevates the bouquet into a category of its own.
The whisky greets the palate with a profound complexity, an eloquent dialogue between the exotic and the familiar. Vanilla and caramel sweetness act as a luxurious backdrop to the more nuanced flavors of dried yuzu peel, sandalwood, and umami. The mouthfeel is velvety, likely a testament to the exceptional quality of water used in the distillation process.
The finish is long-lasting and transformative. Subtle iodine and brine flavors, characteristic of the sea-air maturation on Yakushima, meld seamlessly with the more terrestrial notes of Japanese oak and green tea, leaving an enduring imprint on the palate.
Mars Komagatake Yakushima Aging 2020 is an opulent journey through Japan's topographical and climatic diversity, impeccably encapsulated in each bottle. Available in limited quantities at Third Base Market & Spirits, this whisky is a collector's dream and a connoisseur's delight, representing the epitome of Japanese craftsmanship in whisky production.