This third edition of Mars’ "Nature Of Shinshu" series - Shinanotanpopo (Shinano Dandelion) - was released in 2017 and is made from a blend of different type of casks including ex-bourbon, white oak and sherry - from which some are over 20 years old. This opens to red fruits, mulberry, heady flowers, and soft spices notes blending together in harmony.
- Nose: Summer berry tart with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the site.
- Palate: Floral malt starts to take control on the palate, though sweetness of blueberries and caramel continues to hold its ground.
- Finish: A touch of honeysuckle and mint on the finish.
In partnership with Whisky Direct, where it can be purchased for $239 (elsewhere $299)!