Mars Tsunuki The First 2020. This Mars Tsunuki The First is the long-awaited first release from the Tsunuki distillery. Until now, the distillery has been mainly used for ageing whiskies distilled at Mars Shinshu, however now their first whisky is ready for release, and it’s just as good as we’d hoped. Distilled in 2016-2017, it was then aged for around four years before bottling in 2020. It brings citrus fruits, vanilla and fresh bread on the nose, followed by more sweet fruits and gentle spices on the palate. It’s a brilliant creation that makes us very excited for the next Tsunuki release.