Mars Tsunuki Peated
70cl / 50% abv
Mars Tsunuki Peated Description
We no longer need to look nearby for delicate peated single malt whisky, the boffins over at the Tsunuki Distillery have nailed it. Established in 2016, this distillery has operated as an ‘artisinal’ arm of the Mars Distillery. This is only the second bottling of their single malt, and they have made the decision to make this one peaty. This was aged in American oak casks, and is free from chill filtration and artificial colouring.
At 50% abv, you would be forgiven for thinking this was a dram with a strongly peaty, lip-smacking punch. On the contrary! It is a smooth, soft, and fruity whisky, an intriguing experiment we hope they continue.
Nose: very peaty, apricots, vanilla, malt vanilla.
Palate: sweet, campfire smoke, caramel.
Finish: peppery, cereal sweetness, softened butter.