New Japanese Whisky from Mars
An Iconic Limited Edition Release. Only at dekantā.
One of the most exciting Mars whisky releases of the year is here, just in time for the holidays! dekantā is the first and only online retailer to offer this amazing new two bottle set, with a highly limited number available. Don’t miss your chance to own this pair of impeccably designed bottles that were released to commemorate one of Asia’s largest annual temple fairs.
Commemorating An Iconic Temple
The famed Mars distillery has ventured out of their home country for this new expression, working with an iconic temple in Taiwan, a past colony of Japan. The Qingshan Temple was established in 1956 in Wanhua, Taipei’s oldest and most historic district.
The temples iconic door gods are made in traditional Huianxi style, and the stone lions at the front of the temple were carved from granite and bluestone in 1938, during the Japanese era, in classic, meticulous Japanese style. Each year the King of Qingshan Festival (青山王祭) is held, and for the first time Mars has worked with the temple on this release commemorating the annual festival. The festival takes place this year on the 27th of November, and is one of Taipei’s largest annual temple fairs.
Beautifully Designed Bottles & Boxes
The colourful labels depict two of the eight generals (八家將) who act as bodyguards for the King of Qingshan and other gods. During the festival the general’s duty is to clear the area of evil spirits, as they walk through the streets surrounding the temple, in order to allow the Qingshan King to pass through, too.
Limited Quantities Available
Rumor has it releases will follow each year for the final six generals. Bottled at 40% the bottles come in boxes depicting the generals and the temple itself. Only 1022 bottles have been released, exclusively in Taiwan, meaning just over 500 sets will be available.
Don’t delay, reserve your set today.