Tomorrow, Hombo Shuzo is releasing a new Mars expression. It's a blended whisky finished in port and madeira casks, and comes bottled at 39% - somewhat nostalgically (since this harkens back to the days when whiskies bottled at 39% were in a lower tax bracket). The price tag is definitely of this day and age, though: 4,320 yen. Limited to 1,200 bottles, it'll be interesting to see if this is received as warmly as the Wine Cask Finished Iwai Tradition released a few years ago (at a third of the price of this Lucky Cat bottling). We'll see if we can get our mitts on a bottle, and get back to you on that as soon as we can.