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Mars 2014

Overall rating
90.17/100
votes
14
Whiskybase ID
WB130694
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Komagatake
Vintage
01.2014
Bottled
01.2019
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel & American White Oak
Casknumber
1767 & 1877
Number of bottles
498
Strength
60.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
4976881502086
Bottled for
ePower & BAR BARNS
Added on
03 May 2019 4:33 pm by tomo

Average value

€ 503.53

6 × in wishlist

14 × member ratings

17 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mars 2014

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.17 points

  1. whiskytornado scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. Christian1981 scored this whisky 98 points Member Senior

    This baby rom Mars Shinshu Distillery is a vatting of a bourbon barrel (from or chosen by ePower) with a new American oak cask (by Bar Barns). Indeed it’s all a tad complicated, the back label being in Japanese, so better try it than further elaborate and make fools of ourselves… Colour: gold. Nose: typical heavy fresh white oak, ridden with melon jam and vanilla custard, as well as mandarin marmalade and soft sweet cinnamon cake. It’s simple, but it’s perfect. Bauhaus whisky? With water: wow, mint in full bloom! And mint honey! Spectacular, wonderfully clean and perfectly defined and ‘chiseled’. I find this very Japanese. Mouth (neat): fantastic, luminous. Sweet citrusy hops, melons, limoncello, sweet green spices, apricots, quinces, vanilla, white grapes and papayas. Nothing to add. With water: how do you say ‘f***** good’ in Japanese? Superb citrus and tropical fruits, with just the right amount of vanilla. Please call Tokyo’s Anti-Maltoporn Brigade! Finish: long, clean, simple, perfect. Maltier and cake-ier this time. Comments: we’ll have to find some new proper ex-bourbon Chichibu, we’re losing too much energy with their innumerable wine casks these days. But why am I saying that here? Deepest apologies, Hombo Shuzo!

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