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Single Malt Komagatake 2022 Edition

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The Komagatake Limited Edition has been released annually since 2018.

This year’s limited edition of 60,000 bottles is very large and may be relatively easy to obtain.

The product name was “Limited Edition” until 2020, but the word “Limited” (limited, special, slight) has been eliminated and the product name has changed to “Edition” due to the significant increase in the number of limited editions since the previous one released in 2021.

 

The Bottle

“Single Malt Komagatake” is produced at the MARS Shinshu Distillery, which is located at the foot of Komagatake Mountain in the Central Alps, surrounded by abundant nature and high-quality water. “2022 Edition” is a single malt whisky bottled in a limited edition of 2022, consisting mainly of bourbon barrel-aged spirit, accented with sherry cask-aged spirit and port cask-aged spirit.

Please enjoy its elegant and deep aroma and smooth, pleasant flavor reminiscent of ripe persimmons.

*This product conforms to the Japan Western Whisky Brewers Association’s “Standards for the Labeling of Japanese Whisky”.

Reference: Japanese WhiskySingle Malt Komagatake 2022 Edition

 

Aroma Fresh grapefruit, dry wood aroma
Taste Sweet and sour of passion fruit and kiwi, woody astringency
Aftertaste Pleasant bitterness with a good balance of sweetness and acidity

 

Alcohol content 50% alcohol by volume
Distillation Single malt Japanese whisky
Cask type Bourbon Barrel, Sherry, Port, etc.
Volume 700ml
Number of bottles sold Limited to 60,000 bottles
Suggested retail price 8,800 yen (tax included)
Release date September 16, 2022

 

Our Take

When drunk straight, the aroma is sweet and sour like fresh fruit. The first attack is full of fruit, but gradually the richness of the sherry and port casks comes out.

Although it is mainly made from bourbon casks, the fruity, sweet and sour, mellow flavor derived from port casks can be felt more clearly than the vanilla-like aroma and flavor that is characteristic of bourbon casks.

 

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