Komagatake Double Cellars Single Malt Japanse Whisky
Shinshu Mars Distillery produces some of our favorite Japanese single malts and whiskies. This Double Cellars release was distilled at the Mars Shinshu distillery before some of the whisky was sent off to mature at the company’s Tsunuki site. Comprising of whisky matured at both distilleries, the name speaks for itself. Bottled this year, this is the first Mars single malt of 2018.
Nose: Honey, treacle, dried pears, apricot jam, Brandy, ginger ale, orange peel, earthy peat, lemon cough drops, charred twigs. Shows a level of maturity that belies the young age.
Palate: Some nice spiciness mostly nutmeg, salt and pepper. Cocoa, vanilla, almond flakes, butter, lemon meringue, earthy peat, coconut water. Adding a little water brings out tangy orange and peanut butter.
Finish: Nutmeg, almond flakes, lingering cashew nuts and with water the peanut butter.