Shinshu distillery is located in Miyata village in Nagano prefecture at 798 meters above sea level where the distillery’s cool climate and pure water sources contributes to the high standards of Komagatake's single malt
Distilled in winter, Shinshu whiskies are then aged in sherry, brandy and bourbon casks
The distillery was built in 1985 by its parent, Hombo Shuzo (“Hombo Brewing”) that is well-known for their shochu and plum wines. Prior to 1985, Hombo's whisky operations had been at Kagoshima on the Southern Island of Kyushu and in Yamanashi where it first started its whisky line in 1960
The distillery stopped whisky production in 1992 due to a decrease in demand; however production resumed in 2011 following a recovery of the Japanese whisky market
Mars Komagatake aged 30 Years in american white oak cask and it comes in an iconic wooden box, with the whisky distilled in 1986 and bottled in 2016.