A marriage of whiskies distilled at Kagoshima distillery (closed in 1984) and Yamanashi (closed in 1969) and then matured at the current site at Nagano (Mars Shinshu) for 25 years. As the Kagoshima whisky would have been three years older, this three gets added to the additional 25 years hence Mars Maltage 3 Plus 25 Pure 28 Year Old.
At the World Whiskies Awards 2013 in London, Mars Maltage 3 Plus 25 Pure 28 Year Old won World’s Best Blended Malt Whisky. A great award, as more than 300 whiskies were sampled in three blind-tasting rounds by master blenders, distillers, retailers, journalists and brand ambassadors. One of 3800 bottles.