Mars The Y.A. #01 is the first edition of whiskies showcasing the unique terroir of Yakushima Island where it is aged. Not to be confused with Mars’ Komagatake Yakushima Aging single Malt distilled at Shinshu, this is a whole new line of whiskies focused on the expressive flavors of salinity and tropical fruit that aging on Yakushima can yield. This first edition is a pure malt blend of whiskies from both the Shinshu and Tsunuki distilleries that are primarily aged in ex -bourbon barrels in the one-of-a-kind island conditions of Yakushima. This whisky is packed with the rich texture of banana cream and candied tropical fruits that yields to a long slightly smokey finish of sweet malty depth. If The Y.A #01 is an indicator of whiskies to come from Mars, the future is indeed bright.