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Mars Of. Tsunuki The First 2016-2017 One of 9984 - bottled 2020

  • 59% |
  • 0.70L

A blend of Mars whiskies distilled in 2016 and 2017 at the Tsunuki distillery, which opened in 2016. A limited edition of 9,984 bottles released in 2020 fo…More info

  • Distillery: Mars - Shinshu
  • Appellation: Single Malt Whisky
  • Country/Region: Japan , Honshu - Nagano
  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • State: 1 good appearance

Lot presentation
Mars Of. Tsunuki The First 2016-2017 One of 9984 - bottled 2020

Cuvée presentation

A blend of Mars whiskies distilled in 2016 and 2017 at the Tsunuki distillery, which opened in 2016. A limited edition of 9,984 bottles released in 2020 for La Maison du Whisky, a whisky and spirits importer and distributor founded by Georges Bénitah in 1956.

The distillery Mars - Shinshu

Japan, Nagano. Distillery operational. Owner: Hombo Shuzo Co. Ltd.

Founded in 1985, Mars-Shinshu had been a distillery in-the-making since 1918. Its history has something of the “back to the future” about it. In 1918, Kijiro Iwai, director of Settsu Shozu, sent Masataka Taketsuru to Scotland to learn the basics of distillation. On his return in 1920, he found his employer at the head of a company that had gone adrift. Settsu Shozu was unable to follow through on its plans for a new distillery and in the end it was Shinjiro Torii (Suntory) that benefited from Taketsuru's experience first, using it to found the Yamazaki distillery. In 1960, Kijiro Iwai's son-in-law, then director of the Hombo company, decided to take up the challenge. Drawing on the experience of his father-in-law and Taketsuru's notes, he began distilling a robust, smoky malt at one of his wine and brandy production units in Yamanashi. Quite unsuited to the tastes of Japanese consumers at the time who were accustomed to more subtle flavours, it was a commercial failure. In 1978, however, he made a second attempt at the Kagoshima site, before finally deciding to open Mars-Shinshu in 1985. Caught up in the upheaval of a crisis in whisky consumption in Japan, the distillery ceased production in 1992. In 2011, following major restoration work, Mars-Shinshu then opened once again, this time for the long run.

Detailed characteristics

  • Distillery: Mars - Shinshu
  • Bottler: Of.
  • Appellation: Single Malt Whisky
  • Country/Region: Japan , Honshu - Nagano
  • Alcohol percentage: 59 %
  • Volume: 0.70L
  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • State: 1 good appearance
  • Case: Yes
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Color: Brown
Mars Of. Tsunuki The First 2016-2017 One of 9984 - bottled 2020
Mars Of. Tsunuki The First 2016-2017 One of 9984 - bottled 2020

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Mars Of. Tsunuki The First 2016-2017 One of 9984 - bottled 2020

iDealwine Price(1) corresponds to the hammer price and the buyer's premium charged by the auctioneer. (1)Bottle format