Mars Komagatake Shinanotanpopo
ABV (PROOF): 52% (104)
PRICE: $ – | € 150
TYPE: Vatted Single Malt
Nestled at 2600 feet on the Japanese Alps, Mars is the highest whisky distillery of Japan. The “dandelion flower” is the third release in the “Nature of Shinshu” series. A precious 20-year-old whisky from sherry casks is vatted with young whisky matured in Bourbon and American white oak barrels.
Fresh scents of balsamic and citrus notes, are followed by cocoa and vegetal aromas, together with hints of coffee beans, to the palate. Medium persistence. White pepper, wood and vegetal notes.
HOW ARE THE AWARDS MADE
Among the whiskies tested during the year in blind tastings and reviews, those that scored the best got selected. These products were then tested once again in a new blind tasting, which means not knowing what they are during the tasting. The only indication on the sample concerns the ABV content: a red mark states that the product has an ABV higher than 50% (100° proof). The test results are then compared and the TOP 10 is made.
Since 2016 CigarsLover Magazine releases the top 10 whiskeis of the year. This list, together with the Daily Dram (the best quality/price products) will be published in detail on the Winter 2019 issue of CigarsLover Magazine.