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Iwai Maltage Cosmo Whisky

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RM556.00 MYR
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RM655.00 MYR
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The Mars Shinshu Distillery has the highest altitude of all the distilleries in Japan. Situated in Nagano at an elevation of over 2600 feet, the temperature drops to 5°F. The Mars Shinshu is also Japan’s highest whisky distillery. With fresh, ample snowfall, Mars Shinshu Distillery is situated in an ideal place for whisky production.  Mars Shinshu was founded in 1949 but didn’t start making whisky until their distillery was nestled high in the Japanese Alps in 1985. 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. In 2016, Hombo Shuzo reopened and introduced new pot stills to their first distillery location in Kagoshima now known as the Mars Tsunuki Distillery, once again Japan’s southernmost distillery.

They also built an aging facility on a tiny island known as Yakushima, a National World Heritage site, where they now age spirits from both Shinshu and Tsunuki distilleries. The Iwai Mars Maltage Cosmo is a blended malt featuring whisky from the little-known Japanese distillery Shinshu, as well as whiskies from undisclosed Scottish distilleries. Its name "Cosmo" refers to a peak located within mountains surrounding the distillery.  An intriguing expression, offers soft vanilla notes up front, joined by sweet red fruit. Expect aromas of walnut slice, spicy stewed pear and later, prunes. On the palate, it boasts flavours of orange oil, chocolate, fresh barley and toasty oak. Expect a tasty blend of sweet flavours such as honey, caramel and ripped fruits which are subtly highlighted by some woody and smoky hints. It finishes with notes of fresh plum, white grape, cereals and chocolate biscuits. Discover more insights about the flavour profile and suggested food pairings for the Iwai Maltage Cosmo Whisky below:   Flavour Profile: Orange oil and chocolate Fresh barley and toasty oak   Food pairings: Chocolate Cheese board