IWAI Japanese Whisky


  • Kiichiro Iwai, the name sake of this Mars Shinshu release, is the silent
    pioneer of Japan whisky world. This whisky is inspired by great whiskies of America. Mostly corn followed by malt and a hint of rye aged in ex-bourbon barrels. Perfect for classic American cocktails.
  • Tasting Notes: Lean & slightly sweet with notes of pear, quince and hints of red fruits & vanilla.
Category: Product ID: 953


• The Hombo family have been distilling for more than a century and added whisky to their repertoire in 1949. At that time the distillery was located in the Tsunuki region of Kagoshima Prefecture on the southern-most island of Kyushu.

• Until 1984, it was the southernmost whisky made in Japan, which ended when the Hombo clan moved the distillery to the idyllic alpine setting of Miyada village in southern Nagano Prefecture, Central Japan. They chose this site for its cool temperature, which slowed maturation, and the plentiful soft granite filtered snowmelt fed aquifers. A beautiful choice.


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