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Mars Kasei

Mars Kasei

Mars Kasei is a blended Japanese whisky from Mars Shinshu Distillery, which is Japan's highest whisky distillery. Named after the Japanese word for Mars (Kasei), this whisky aims to capture the essence of the planet it is named after. 


  • Colour: Light gold or pale amber.
  • Aroma: The nose is light and fruity with a mix of apple, pear, and peach. There's a hint of vanilla and honey, accompanied by subtle floral notes and a touch of maltiness.
  • Taste: On the palate, Mars Kasei is smooth and approachable. It opens with sweet flavors of ripe fruit, including apples and peaches, which are followed by honey and vanilla. There are hints of spice, such as cinnamon and ginger, adding depth to the flavor profile.
  • Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is soft and light, making it an easy-drinking whisky.
  • Aftertaste: The finish is relatively short to medium, with lingering sweetness and a mild spiciness. The fruity notes gradually fade, leaving a gentle warmth.


Overall Impression

Mars Kasei is a well-balanced and accessible whisky, suitable for both beginners and seasoned whisky drinkers. Its light and fruity character, combined with subtle sweetness and spice, make it a versatile option for various occasions. It can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or as part of a whisky cocktail.


Serving Suggestions

  • Neat: Best appreciated in a tulip-shaped glass to concentrate its delicate aromas.
  • On the Rocks: The addition of ice can open up more subtle flavors and mellow the sweetness.
  • Cocktails: Works well in classic whisky cocktails like a Highball or an Old Fashioned
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