Mars Japanese Whisky The Revival 2011 “KOMAGATAKE” Single Malt Japanese Whisky
The first release from Shinshu Mars Distillery after production restarted in 2011.
Mars Japanese Whisky (Shinshu Distillery).
Owned by Hombo Spisits, the Shinshu Industrial unit is a multipurpose site.
The company is famous for their Japanese shochu and plum wines. Sometimes marketed under the “Mars” brand that they use on their whisky.
The Shinshu plant opened in 1985. The main brand of single malt is “Komagatake” (translates to “Pony Mountain”).
Before 1985 Hombo’s whisky operations had been at Kagoshima (1953) on the Southern Island of Kyushu,
The Distillery ceased producing whisky in 1992.
However the company refurbished its still room in 2011 and started distillation again.