Japanese whisky is having a moment. And rest assured, we are constantly on the hunt for special releases to share with our Concierge family. Cue today’s offer: one of the most anticipated Japanese whiskies of the year, a Komagatake 2021 Limited Edition from Mars Shinshu Distillery.

Whiskey hunters around the globe have turned Yamazaki into superstars, as they breathlessly await each special release, but Mars Shinshu is no less a shining light in the firmament of top whiskies. Its 2020 edition made Whisky Advocate’s list of the Top 10 highest scoring whiskies of the year. ”The complete package,” the site raved, “and a prime contender as one the year’s tastiest new Japanese whiskies.”

What makes today’s offer even more special is that Mars Shinshu, a legend in the business with more than a century to its name, does not necessarily release a limited edition every year. Lucky for us—and you, too—Mars Shinshu decided to follow up its spectacular 2020 with another can’t-miss offering. And the good news is, we were able to secure a strong allocation for our Concierge family.

With a Mars release, you are getting more than craftsmanship; you are also getting pedigree and the benefits of high-elevation terroir.

In 1984, the Hombo family decided to move its distilling operation to a cooler climate, closing the distillery in Kagoshima and building a facility in the mountains of Nagano, between Japan's Southern and Central Alps. The cool temperatures afforded by the high altitude (just over 2,600 feet) slows maturation, resulting in stunningly complex, elegant, and smooth whiskies.

Today’s single malt— one of the most anticipated to arrive stateside this year, along with Yamazaki 12— was aged for at least three years in barrel (ex-bourbon and sherry cask) and non-chill filtered.

If you're looking for something truly singular and rare, this one-of-a-kind bottling from one of our favorite Japanese single malt producers is an absolute must-have.

We have no doubt that today’s limited edition will go quickly—secure your order before we sell out!


*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with products estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Winter 2021-2022. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in CT, IL, KY, MI, NC, NY, TN, VA, WA and limited stores in GA. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Tuesday, October 19, 2021.