Situated at 2,600 feet in between the Central and Southern Japanese Alps, Mars Shinshu is Japan’s highest whisky distillery. “Iwai” (pronounced like the vowels E-Y), is named after Kiichiro Iwai, one of the grandfathers of Japanese whisky. This whisky is made with majority corn balanced with light malt, aged in ex bourbon barrels. Ideal for daily sipping, or in spirit forward cocktails like old fashioned, boulevardiers, or mint juleps. Great intro to the Japanese whisky category and also perfect for bourbon drinkers.