Shinshu distillery is located in Miyata village in Nagano prefecture at 798 meters above sea level where the distillery’s cool climate and pure water sources contributes to the high standards of Komagatake's single malt. Distilled in winter, Shinshu whiskies are then aged in sherry, brandy and bourbon casks. The distillery was built in 1985 by its parent, Hombo Shuzo (“Hombo Brewing”) that is well-known for their shochu and plum wines. Prior to 1985, Hombo's whisky operations had been at Kagoshima on the Southern Island of Kyushu and in Yamanashi where it first started its whisky line in 1960. The distillery stopped whisky production in 1992 due to a decrease in demand; however production resumed in 2011 following a recovery of the Japanese whisky market.
Komagatake "The Revival" 2011 is named to mark the official comeback of the brand Mars Whisky and its Shinshu distillery founded in 1985 but was dormant for several years.
This whisky is bottled at a high ABV so as to preserve the original aroma created by Koki Takehira, the new Shinshu's master blender. It is produced by the vatting of young single malts slightly peated distilled in 2011 and exclusively aged in American oak barrels. The outcome is an impessive fine and rich whisky dominated by peat.
Limited to 6,000 bottles.
Nose: Vanilla, fruity, honey, some oak and spices.
Taste: Peppery, apple, pear, cocoa nibs, with a sweet balance of caramel.
Finish: Short, toffee, smokey and sweet.
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