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Single Cask Mars Komagatake 2014 No.1841 AGED 7 YEARS

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The Single Cask Komagatake is sold in very limited quantities. The “Single Cask Komagatake 2014 No. 1841 AGED 7 YEARS” presented in this article is a single cask whisky, distilled in April 2014 at the Mars Shinshu distillery, aged for more than 7 years in sherry hogsheads with a heavy peated original.Limited edition of 287 pieces.

 

The Bottle

   

 

Miyata Village, Kamiina-gun, Nagano Prefecture, is located at the foot of Komagatake, in the Japanese Alps mountain range. The Mars Shinshu Distillery is located in a quiet forest at an altitude of 798m, surrounded by good quality water and rich nature.

 
Single Cask Komagatake 2014 No.1841 AGED 7 YEARS” is a rare and unique single cask bottled from the malt whisky matured in the cool environment of Shinshu, selected from one barrel of heavily peated (50ppm) sherry hogshead aged for more than 7 years. It is a single cask whiskey gem.

 

Aroma

Sweet aroma of vanilla, caramel, and some peat

Taste Rich sweetness reminiscent of vanilla and caramel, with a sense of maturity. Fruitiness such as pomegranate. Viscosity. Moderate smokiness.
Aftertaste Bitter chocolate-like sweet bitterness lingers moderately.

  

 

Alcohol content 59%
By Liquor Single malt whisky
Cask type Sherry cask
Content volume 700ml
Number of bottles sold Limited edition of 287 bottles
Suggested Retail Price 14,080 yen (tax included)
Release Date 2021

 

Our Take

It is characterized by an elegant sweetness. While the sherry cask characteristics are quite colorful, you can certainly taste the malt flavor, the sense of maturity, and the 59° alcohol.

Both the aroma and taste are sweet at first. After that, malt and fruit flavors appear.

When a small amount of water is added, the sweetness of the aroma and taste is even stronger, while the alcohol taste fades and the beer becomes gentler to drink.

We recommend drinking it straight or toasting it up. We hope you will enjoy the rich sweetness and alcohol taste straight up, and then gradually add more water to enjoy the changes.

Single Cask Komagatake” is currently sold on a regular basis. However, since it is limited to a very small number of bottles, it seems to be quite difficult to obtain. If you have a chance to drink it, I would like to compare them.

 

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