Mars Maltage Cosmo
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  • chocolate
  • caramel
  • smoky
  • toasted wood
  • grain
  • sweet
  • orange
  • maple
  • cherry

Mars Maltage

Cosmo (0.7l, 43%)

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A tasty blend of Single Malts from Scotland and Japan.
 
The Hombo family has been creating wines and spirits in Japan for more than 100 years. They added Whisky to their products in 1949. In 1984 they wanted to move the distilling operation to a cooler climate, so they closed their distillery in Kagoshima and built a new one high in the mountains of Nagano at an altitude of more than 2600 feet — the Mars Shinshu Distillery. But a few mishaps caused them to cease production in 1992. It opened again in 2011, and new stills were acquired in 2014. But their warehouse still contain hundreds of casks stretching back thirty years. Now at full production strength, this small distillery produces a range of sweet and peated Whiskies for the Hombo brand portfolio.
 
Mars Maltage Cosmo was a HUGE hit when it was released at the 2015 Tokyo International Bar Show. The Hombo Family knew that they liked it, but the overwhelming popularity made them add it to their core line-up. 
 
This is technically a “Blended Malt” Whisky. That means that it is a blend of Single Malts from more than one distillery, but there are no grain spirits in the mix. In this case, it includes Single Malts imported from Scotland to supplement their own. The result is well-balanced and an easy sipper worth the dram.
 

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Tasting Notes:
Appearance / Color
Light Maple
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
The nose has toffee at first, followed by cherries, raspberries, and a hint of distant smoke.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Terry’s Chocolate Orange jumps out on the tongue — but not too sweet — followed by raw grain and toasted wood.
 
Finish 
Medium length with sultanas and chocolate butter-cookies.
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  • chocolate
  • caramel
  • smoky
  • toasted wood
  • grain
  • sweet
  • orange
  • maple
  • cherry
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Japanese Whisky is connected both to Scotch and Bourbon. It’s a Scotch-style Spirit that’s matured in climates similar to Kentucky’s.
The Highball brought Japanese Whisky back to life. Aside from some attention from overseas, Japanese Whisky consumption domestically was very low during the better part of the early 2000s. It wasn’t until 2008, when Suntory launched the Highball campaign featuring their Kakubin Whisky that things kicked off.
Japanese Single Malts, like Scotch, are double-distilled in pot stills. Grain Whiskies, on the other hand, are distilled in column stills.
Imported Canadian and Scotch Whiskies suddenly become Japanese after their duty is paid.
In recent years, Japanese Whiskies have won several top prizes at the World Whisky Awards and have consistently scored higher than Scotch Whiskies in blind tastings. Talk about a student surpassing the master!
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan are Nikka and Suntory, major rivals.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Japanese Whisky is connected both to Scotch and Bourbon. It’s a Scotch-style Spirit that’s matured in climates similar to Kentucky’s.
The Highball brought Japanese Whisky back to life. Aside from some attention from overseas, Japanese Whisky consumption domestically was very low during the better part of the early 2000s. It wasn’t until 2008, when Suntory launched the Highball campaign featuring their Kakubin Whisky that things kicked off.
Japanese Single Malts, like Scotch, are double-distilled in pot stills. Grain Whiskies, on the other hand, are distilled in column stills.
Imported Canadian and Scotch Whiskies suddenly become Japanese after their duty is paid.
In recent years, Japanese Whiskies have won several top prizes at the World Whisky Awards and have consistently scored higher than Scotch Whiskies in blind tastings. Talk about a student surpassing the master!
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan are Nikka and Suntory, major rivals.
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