Mars Shinshu The Lucky Cat "Choco" Blended Whisky
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  • maple
  • toasted
  • cereal
  • sweet
  • tannic
  • fruit
  • lingering
  • soft
  • smooth

Mars Shinshu

The Lucky Cat "Choco" Blended Whisky (0.75l, 40%)
Price $147.99

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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.
 

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Appearance / Color
Dark brown

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Maple syrup and toasted grains.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Flavorful with pleasant tannin, maple syrup, toasted grains.

Finish
Elegant with cacao and red fruit lingering.

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  • maple
  • toasted
  • cereal
  • sweet
  • tannic
  • fruit
  • lingering
  • soft
  • smooth
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Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan and major rivals are Nikka and Suntory.
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 tunnel that is used for maturation is ideal, since the temperature is constantly around 14-15 degrees Celcius and humidity is 80%, which makes it a perfect place for the process.
Japan is the second biggest producer of Single Malt Whisky in the world.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan are Nikka and Suntory, major rivals.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan and major rivals are Nikka and Suntory.
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 tunnel that is used for maturation is ideal, since the temperature is constantly around 14-15 degrees Celcius and humidity is 80%, which makes it a perfect place for the process.
Japan is the second biggest producer of Single Malt Whisky in the world.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan are Nikka and Suntory, major rivals.
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