caramel
honey
spicy
cherry
sherry
ginger
pepper
oak
grape
Spiral Mars Shinshu Iwai Tradition Whisky

Mars Shinshu
Iwai Tradition Whisky
Reviews and Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Dark caramel

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Grapes, Sherry, peat

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Peppery, cherry, toffee, honey, ginger spice

Finish
Long, crisp, rounded
Price:
$54.99
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Mars Shinshu Iwai Tradition Whisky is adored for its caramel, honey, spicy and cherry flavor notes.

This Japanese Whisky is carefully distilled at Mars Shinshu distillery, Japan.

Based on 60 votes, the average rating for Mars Shinshu Iwai Tradition Whisky is 6.2/10.

Top reviews for Mars Shinshu Iwai Tradition Whisky:

— This was smooth and good Sorry to say I drank it right away!description was unique and true

— The nose is very strong and dark, like plums, peat, and sherry. The flavor is, by contrast, quite light and fruity. There is a distinct sweetness to it, and a pleasant peat after flavor. Definitely one of my favorite drams, especially because of the stark contrast between the aroma and flavor.

— Just like most of the Japanese whisky, it is a very pleasant, easy scotch, a bit on the sweet side to my taste
  • Category
  • Style
    Japanese Blended Malt Whisky
  • Region
    Chubu
  • Country
    Japan
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
    Mars Shinshu

Mars Shinshu Iwai Tradition Whisky

(0.75l, 40%)


6.2/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Mars Shinshu Iwai Tradition Whisky
Russell
Russell,
The nose is very strong and dark, like plums, peat, and sherry. The flavor is, by contrast, quite light and fruity. There is a distinct sweetness to it, and a pleasant peat after flavor. Definitely one of my favorite drams, especially because of the stark contrast between the aroma and flavor.
 
Tong
Tong,
Just like most of the Japanese whisky, it is a very pleasant, easy scotch, a bit on the sweet side to my taste
 
Amit
Amit,
Strong aroma, caramel spice $
 
Eduardo
Eduardo,
Clean and fragrant whisky, notes of vanilla, caramel and spices with some honey. A bit strong in palate and medium long finish with oak aftertaste
 
Michael
Michael,
The Caramel, Cherry, Sherry and Honey really make for a smooth, sweet whiskey. This is a fine addition to any home bar for the whiskey initiate.
 
Leah
Leah,
This isn't a heavy whisky, it's elegant and nuanced. The Japanese really elevate blending to an art form. This product is a crazy good deal.
 
Steven
Steven,
Could be better for the price. Nothing really stands out for me in this whiskey, kind of plain. Won't be buying this again.
 
Joe
Joe,
Good middle shelf spirit smooth but is missing something not bad for the price
 
Amanda
Amanda,
It had great potential but it comes off as confused as to where it's going. It's all over the board and doesn't follow a nice linear transition between flavors.
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
It's a $30 bottle of whiskey. It's good to have around for drunk/cheap friends or to mix with Coke. You get what you pay for but, as far as $30 bottles go, it's pretty good.
 
Jared
Jared,
My first whisky. I thought it was pretty strong. Very woodsy or smokey? I can't really say
 
John
John,
Not sure yet, still have more work to do on bottle before i decide if i like it
 
Scott
Scott,
This was probably the worst whiskey I've ever tasted in my entire life. It is completely unpalatable. The taste is completely on describable. It's a mixture between turpentine and linseed oil.
 
Kim
Kim,
This was smooth and good Sorry to say I drank it right away!description was unique and true
 
guest
guest,
Nice
 
Adam
Adam,
First Japanese whisky. A lot of unexpected floral notes makes it hard for me to compare. Don't hate it, but don't love it.
 
Boyd
Boyd,
Very clean, not complex but good. Spice on the backend
 
Lorenzo
Lorenzo,
Not sure why it says 1.6 on the rating. Unfortunately I ordered this prior to Flaviar. This Japanese is very different. At 80 proof this whiskey starts off very slow, not much happening at beginning, but leaves you with a great vanilla/honey hit on the palate with a small oak hit. Great start off to Japanese whiskey, try this first in your sampling and follow with a stronger Japanese whiskey and you'll gain a true appreciation for their craft. More a 6 on my scale.
 
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