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Mars Maltage Cosmo

Overall rating
79.89/100
votes
98
Whiskybase ID
WB106402
Category
Blended Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Malt Selection
Bottled
2015
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
越百
Barcode
4976881501164
Added on
15 Jan 2018 6:57 am

Average value

€ 66.08

5 × in wishlist

98 × member ratings

267 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mars Maltage Cosmo

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.89 points

  1. Wolf68 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. Rien scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. GJR scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  4. KyotoLefty scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Appearance: Medium to deep orange amber. Oily. Some legs.

    Nose: Rich malt sugar, banana, esters, vanilla, cinnamon, tobacco, toffee. Light ginger.

    Palate: Sweet barley malt sugar, ginger bread, cinnamon, vanilla, alcohol heat, light banana.

    Finish: Tannic oak, pepper, heat. Rather bland and spiky.

    With Water: Spiciness in the nose. Flavor a bit muted, bready and sweet. A little more brings out the malty cookies better and is recommended.

    Overall: While much better than the Iwai, much maltier, it is still rather rough. Nice sweet cookie-like malts take the lead, but there isn’t a whole lot more. Not bad, but for the price it isn’t worth it.

  5. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. MrYens scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

  9. 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

  10. 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

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