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1 of 1,140 lovely bottles, dedicated to a cat named Choco.
Mars Shinshu has taken Japanese Whisky to new heights, literally. Whisky-making at 798 meters (just over 2,600 feet), Shinshu is the highest Whisky distillery in Japan. Mars Shinshu is owned by the Hombo's, a family of Japanese brewers that have been in the business of distillation for over a century. They eventually took a shot at Whisky, making it a part of their production in 1949. They decided to move the distillery to the idyllic alpine village Miyada. This high altitude and cool climate provide excellent Whisky-making conditions.
Cats are such magical creatures, right? You can’t really figure them out but these wonderfully weird animals truly cast a spell on you and before you know it, you’re enslaved to their needs. Mars Shinshu The Lucky Cat "Choco" Blended Whisky is part of the Mars “Lucky Cat” series, where each expression honors a different distillery cat that belongs to the Hombo family.
Dedicated to a cat named Choco, this marvelous Whisky was matured in a combination of ex-Sherry, ex-Bourbon, and American white oak barrels before it was finished in Port Wine casks. Only 1,140 bottles were made. The flavors of pleasant tannin, maple syrup, toasted grains, rounded up elegantly with cacao and red fruit will cast a spell on the most demanding Whisky aficionado.
Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Maple syrup and toasted grains.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Flavorful with pleasant tannin, maple syrup, toasted grains.
Elegant with cacao and red fruit lingering.
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