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Mars Kisoyama, 40%

Price: $79 Issue: Spring 2021 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick




Fragrant spice, cherry, and gummy bears on the nose, though it's quite subdued. A light mouthfeel of caramel, pepper, and cherry candies develops a more complex array of spices, getting a late lift of fruity sweetness as the spices die out. Passes muster as a Japanese whisky, but it's quite basic for a straight sipper (BevMo-exclusive; 10,000 bottles).