Rapid Ship
Spirits
(750ml)
Bottle: $249.94
Rated 94 - Prunes, forest honey, vanilla seeds, dark chocolate cookies, and Brazil nut, with hints of chocolate...
WKY
94
Rapid Ship
Spirits
(750ml)
Bottle: $299.94
Rated 92 - Bottled to celebrate the refurbishment of Mars Shinshu Distillery, it’s named after the area’s native...
WKY
92
Sale
Spirits
(750ml)
Bottle: $31.96 $34.74
12 bottles: $30.78
Rated 91 - Number 19 in the 2020 Top 20. This new, higher proof Iwai (pronounced EE-why) was designed for cocktails;...
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91
Sale
Spirits
(750ml)
Bottle: $49.62 $53.94
12 bottles: $47.88
Rated 88 - This carmine dram has a soft, mellow nose of raisin, earthy red wine notes, wet slate, prune flesh, stewed...
12
FREE
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88
Rapid Ship
Spirits
Spirits
12
FREE
Sale
Spirits
(750ml)
Bottle: $30.86 $33.54
12 bottles: $30.78
Rated 88 - The original Iwai pot stills from the 1960s have been retired and now stand outside the Mars Shinshu...
WKY
88

Japan Nagano Prefecture Spirit

All over Japan, farmers and wine producers take the production of alcoholic beverages including plum wine and sake very seriously. It is an industry which dates back well over a thousand years, and is held in high esteem in this far east country, where plum wines and sake often accompany meals and are used for ceremonial purposes. Whilst plum wine is produced in a relatively similar way to grape based wines, sake requires a complex process more akin to the brewing of beer, except using a rice mash instead of other grains. The rising popularity of both of these drinks in the west has seen the drinks industry in Japan increase dramatically over recent years, and both quality and quantity has risen alongside demand, and is expected to rise further.