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Single Malt Komagatake 2021 Edition

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The Komagatake Limited Edition has been released every year since 2018.
This time, the number of limited edition is 50,000 bottles, which is very large and may be relatively easy to obtain. Maybe that’s why the word “limited” (limited, special, slight) is gone for this one, and the product is called ” Single Malt Komagatake 2021 Edition”

This product complies with the voluntary standards for Japanese whiskey established by the Japan Western Brewers Association, which came into effect on April 1.


The Bottle

“Single Malt Komagatake is made at the Mars Shinshu Distillery, located at the foot of Mt. Komagatake in the Central Alps, surrounded by high quality water and rich nature. “The 2021 Edition is a limited edition single malt whiskey bottled in 2021, vatting mainly malt liquor matured in bourbon and sherry barrels.

Enjoy the fruity aroma and the gentle sweetness of ripe persimmons.




Nose Fresh fruits, plums, estery
Taste Sweet and sour citrus fruits, a hint of vanilla
Aftertaste Mellow aroma characteristic of sherry barrels



Alcohol content 48% alcohol by volume
Classification Single malt whisky
Barrel type Mainly bourbon and sherry casks
Contents 700ml
Number of bottles sold Limited to 50,000 bottles
Suggested retail price 8,360 yen (tax included)
Release date September 17, 2021



Our Take

When drunk straight, the aroma is fruity and gorgeous. The first attack is a little alcoholic, but gradually the mellowness of the sherry cask comes into view.
Rather than the vanilla-like aroma and flavor that is characteristic of bourbon casks, the fruity, sweet, and mellow flavor of sherry casks can be felt more clearly in this whiskey. After a little while, it becomes more rounded, and when a little water is added, it becomes less alcoholic and more gorgeous.


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