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Mars Maltage

Overall rating
80.51/100
votes
66
Category
Blended Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cosmo
Bottled
2015
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
越百
Barcode
4976881501164
Added on
15 Jan 2018 6:57 am
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 83,27

6 × in wishlist

66 × member ratings

180 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mars Maltage

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.51 points

  1. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. kanpai79 scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    Good drinkable, but one of the weaker blends from Shinshu Mars. What is really in there? Hard to say ... little Japan, I suppose. Basically, the Distille is on a good path and is often underestimated ... even the newer releases from 2011, are getting better.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Japanse Speyside
    This blended malt is composed with Japanse malt whisky from Shinshu Mars, but blended with Scottish malt whisky. Can we still call this Japanese whisky? Yes, according to Japanese law.
    The nose is dark & sweet, silky soft on tobacco, orange juice, cornflakes and walnut oil. Hint of pineapple and pastry. This clearly contains some sherry matured whisky. Very sweet and accessible, while far from grand.
    Creamy and sweet on the palate. A liquid dessert on pastry with fruit (apricots, banana, mandarin) and some spices like nutmeg, cinnamon and black pepper. Caramel and again some tobacco. Pleasant.
    The finish might not be very long, but it is pleasant enough, mildly drying on a touch of woodsmoke.
    If there was anything like Speyside in Japan, than this whisky was from that region.

  4. MrYens scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

  5. SimpleSample scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    All in all ... suitable for about 50 €
    • Nose
      83 83
      Honey with floral notes then fruit notes with a malty note. Interesting nose for a NAS
    • Taste
      76 76
      Again a floral sweet but now with some white pepper
    • Finish
      80 80
      Drying and short

  6. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    The departure weakens, but otherwise for 29, - definitely settable at home, the 80, x are definitely too little, just because he is a cheap Japanese beginner.
    • Nose
      Already a lot of off for such a young beginner, bread crust, walnut oil, some tobacco and sweet cereal / cornflakes, orange oil, silyseed, clove and cinnamon
    • Taste
      Beautiful Magginoten, flambéed bananas, the orange oil in between, apricot with core and shell, cardamom, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, some pepper too, already a nice interplay with depth for a NAS beginners for 20, - in Japan
    • Finish
      The same as above, only fading, a little more smoke and becoming drier, as often on leaving, medium long

  7. thijs100 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A good whisky, with a nice balance. An easy sipper too. What it lacks in complexity, it makes up for in balance and richness.
    • Nose
      Slightly metallic to start, but then softer notes of vanilla and sweet pastry, but also cigar tobacco and char. Hints of tropical fruits like pineapple. Fairly straight-forward.
    • Taste
      Somewhat creamy, with sweet malt and caramel, and some spices like cinnamon and pepper. What really stands out is the tobacco.
    • Finish
      Hints of fennel, but mainly sweetness and finally a whisper of smoke.

  8. peatbogger scored this whisky 79 points Specialist

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      76 76

  9. peatbogger scored this whisky 79 points Specialist

    Dangerously easy to enjoy.
    • Nose
      Excellent blend nose, could actually pass as a young Speyside.

      Quite some dark fruit and sherry, gently spiced, a little vanilla, dark tobacco.
    • Taste
      I don't like the term "smooth" but this really is smooth, no edges or flaws what so ever. Less offensive than apple juice.

      Again dark fruits, honey sweet vanilla, with a decent amount of clean smoke.
    • Finish
      No particular evolment just all the sweet goodness slowly fading.

  10. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Sweet on the nose, rather greedy. Neither complex nor original. Easy to drink, but extremely forgettable.

    Enthusiasm 2/5

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