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This annual release has garnered a reputation as the pinnacle of the Shinshu style, captivating whisky enthusiasts around the world. Aged with meticulous care in a harmonious blend of bourbon and sherry casks, each sip unveils a symphony of taste that will transport your senses to new heights.

Tasting Note by Shinshu:
Bright and fruit driven on the palate, with notes of plum, apricot, green apple and a touch of smoke. Vibrant barley sugar and vanilla on the palate, with some notes of marzipan, tarte tatin and tobacco leaf.


  • Type: Japanese Whisky
  • Region: Nagano
  • Country: Japan
  • Brand/Distillery: Shinshu Mars
  • Cask Type: Bourbon Cask | Sherry Cask
  • Age: No Age Statement
  • Volume: 70cl
  • ABV: 48%
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  • Orders placed after 1 PM or on weekends are processed the next working day, affecting delivery times.

Standard Delivery Time (for specific areas - Channel Islands, Highlands & Islands of Scotland, Isle of Man, Isle of Scilly, and Northern Ireland):

  • The standard delivery time is two working days for these areas.
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Eco-Friendly Packaging:

  • Experience top-tier protection during shipping, matching plastic's security levels.
  • Our packaging is eco-conscious: 100% recyclable, compostable, and biodegradable internal fittings made from recycled materials. The outer carton is 70% recycled card and entirely recyclable.

Packed With Care:

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  • Our eco-friendly approach doesn't compromise on protection, ensuring your items are safe during transit.
  • Every order is thoughtfully packed by our team to guarantee it reaches you in pristine condition, reflecting our dedication to both product integrity and the environment.

Mars Distillery: Japanese Whiskey Crafted Among the Stars

Mars Distillery, situated in the heart of Japan's Shinshu region, stands as a celestial beacon of Japanese whiskey craftsmanship that reaches for the stars. Founded in 1985, the distillery boasts a unique location nestled at high altitudes, resulting in a distinctive whisky profile shaped by the region's cool climate. Mars whiskies are known for their intriguing complexity, often marked by a harmonious interplay of flavors, delicate peat, and a touch of Japanese refinement. The distillery takes pride in its pioneering spirit, utilizing traditional methods combined with the latest innovations to produce spirits that reflect the beauty of the cosmos and the precision of Japanese artistry. Each sip of Mars whiskey is an invitation to explore the vastness of the Shinshu region and the distillery's commitment to creating expressions that embody both tradition and innovation.

The Unique Elevation of Mars Distillery

What sets Mars Distillery apart and makes it truly unique is its elevated location and its embrace of diversity. The distillery's location at high altitudes influences its whisky's maturation, resulting in a different interaction between the spirit and the casks compared to whiskies produced at lower elevations. This distinctive characteristic adds depth and complexity to Mars whiskies. The distillery's ability to harness both peated and unpeated expressions showcases its versatility, while its devotion to quality is evident in its attention to detail at every stage of production. Mars Distillery's spirits celebrate the synthesis of traditional Japanese whisky craftsmanship with the innovative potential of modern distillation methods. Each bottle is a testament to the distillery's cosmic pursuit of excellence, inviting whisky enthusiasts to journey through the stars and uncover the beauty of Shinshu in every sip.

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