Mars Tsunuki 2022 Edition
Mars Tsunuki 2022 Edition Single Malt Whisky
- Name: Mars Tsunuki 2022 Edition Single Malt Whisky
- Type: Single Malt Whisky
- Age: Not Stated (Limited 2022 Edition)
- Region: Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan
- Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 48.0%
Expert Tasting Notes and Technical Description:
Behold the art of Japanese whisky-making manifest in the Mars Tsunuki 2022 Edition. This limited offering comes from the southernmost whisky distillery in Japan, situated in the volcanic Kagoshima Prefecture. Influenced by the sea and blessed by an exceptional microclimate, this single malt is an exclusive 2022 release, which makes it an invaluable addition to any whisky collection.
Upon opening, the aroma is an enchanting dance between maritime brine and a blend of tropical fruits like lychee and passionfruit. Interspersed are faint smoky elements, possibly an homage to the active volcano in the region. The bouquet concludes with a sublime undercurrent of Mizunara oak, imparting a gentle spice and a distinctively Japanese character to the whisky.
The first sip reveals a medley of complexity. Vibrant citrus notes of yuzu and pomelo intersect with softer, rounded flavors of ripe fig and plum. The unique malt profile, nurtured by the Tsunuki distillery's innovative methods, adds layers of honey and toasted grains. A slight but intriguing touch of seaweed adds an umami depth, enhancing the dram's inherent richness.
The finish is both enduring and refined. Elements of salted caramel and a lingering smoky echo offer a mesmerizing send-off, ensuring that each sip is a journey worth taking multiple times.
This whisky's robust palate lends itself to rich food pairings, making it an ideal companion for seared wagyu beef or a decadent dark chocolate dessert. As for cocktails, the Mars Tsunuki 2022 Edition stands excellently on its own but can be served with a single ice sphere to unlock subtler flavors.
The Third Base Market & Spirits Endorsement:
At Third Base Market & Spirits, we pride ourselves on offering rare and high-quality spirits. The Mars Tsunuki 2022 Edition is a true embodiment of this commitment. With its exceptional craftsmanship and unique terroir influences, this is a whisky destined for aficionados and newcomers alike.
For those who appreciate the finesse and nuance in their whisky, the Mars Tsunuki 2022 Edition is an undeniable jewel. We invite you to explore its complex beauty and join us on a voyage through Japanese whisky artistry at Third Base Market & Spirits—your premium destination for extraordinary spirits.