The first bottling in Mars's new Nature of Shinshu range – each entry is named after the flora local to the eponymous distillery. Rindo means 'gentian' and has a distinctly aromatic character thanks to ageing exclusively in a combination of ex-bourbon, sherry and Japanese wine casks.
Nose: Marzipan, apricot and nectarine, a hint of oat cake salinity.
Palate: Subtle wafts of tobacco drift between notes of strawberry, mint and yet more nectarine.
Finish: Quite short and smoke-driven.