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Master of Malt exclusive: Mars Tsunuki 2022 Edition

Master of Malt has another UK exclusive today, it’s Mars Tsunuki 2022 Edition, a delicious single malt

This opened in 2016 but the company has been producing whisky since 1985

Mars is owned by Hombo Shuzo which has been making shochu since the 19th century, as well

The distillery closed in 1992, but reopened again in 2011 when the market picked up

Mars has three warehouses including one at Yakushima in the far south of Japan where it’s

From these two distilleries, the company produces a range of whiskies, some of which include bought-it stock

There’s Kasei , which means Mars in Japanese, a special blend created for Le Maison du Whisky

It’s aged in a mixture of new American oak, ex-bourbon, and ex-sherry casks, and bottled at 40%

For this 2022 release, Master of Malt is the exclusive retailer of this bottle within the UK

Mars Tsunuki 2022 Edition is available only available in the UK from Master of Malt

Nose: Sweet, slightly medicinal smoke glides through apricot jam, tinned peaches, and nutty chocolate

There’s soft floral aromas underneath alongside aromatic notes of cedar and sweet tobacco

Underneath there are hints of black tea, cherry throat sweets, ginger, and dried herbs