The Lucky Cat Luna
"The Lucky Cat" is a series of blended whiskeys made by making full use of Mars whiskey blending technology with the motif of unique cats.
The "Lucky Cat series" has been on sale for seven years, named after the president of Hombo Shuzo, who loves cats. This time, the 7th "The Lucky Cat Luna" is an additional aging (finish) with Mansanija Sherry Cask and Ororoso Sherry Cask, with the motif of "Luna", a female cat who came on a beautiful night. ) Double sherry cask finish blended whiskey. It is characterized by its bittersweet and sweet taste.
■ Lucky cats of all time
|Product name||release date||Number of units released||Price (tax included)|
|The first||The Lucky Cat "Sun"||September 25, 2015||1,200||4,400 yen|
|2nd||The Lucky Cat "Ash 99"||August 25, 2016||4,300||4,950 yen|
|3rd||The Lucky Cat "Mint"||November 10, 2017||3,830||4,400 yen|
|4th||The Lucky Cat "May"||September 22, 2018||3,387 books||4,730 yen|
|5th||The Lucky Cat "Hana"||February 1, 2020||3,000||4,950 yen|
|6th bullet||The Lucky Cat "Chocolate"||March 4, 2021||6,700||4,950 yen|
|7th||The Lucky Cat "Luna"||March 30, 2022||5,220||4,950 yen|
|scent||Apricot jam, almonds|
|Taste||Financiers, donuts, almonds|
|Afterglow||Toast and dry barrel scent remain as a lingering finish|
|Barrel type||Mansanija Sherry Ororoso Sherry|
|Number of units sold||Limited to 5,220|
|Suggested retail price||4,950 yen (tax included)|
|release date||March 30, 2022|
It has a clean mouth and is slightly sweet, with almost no alcoholic sensation. After the sweetness, I feel bitterness, probably due to the influence of Mansanilla, but this is not an unpleasant bitterness, but rather a gentle bitterness that is just right. Dividing it with soda gives a good impression of sake during meals.
The double sherry of Manzanilla and Ororoso is a whiskey with a good cost performance that is finished in a blend that complements each other nicely.
Speaking of Hombo Shuzo, Mars Shinshu Distillery is famous, and I think you are familiar with the blended whiskey " Iwai Tradition " and the single malt "Komagatake", but recently, whiskeys have been released one after another from the Tsunuki Distillery. We are making high quality Japanese whiskey such as "Tsunuki The First", "Tsunuki Petted" and "Tsunuki 2022 Edition".
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