One of the most important person whose name is Kiichiro Iwai. He is a pioneer of Japanese whisky. "Iwai tradition" is his traditional model for mars whisky. By contrast, mars whisky "Iwai" is more lightly taste. Through the vatting with superb balance of peaty unblended whisky and various casks, such as sherry cask, that is a blended Japanese whisky to be able to enjoy the softness of elegant taste, harmony with the sense of balance every time you taste.
Iwai is manufactured at Mars's Shinshu Distillery, which is located in Nagano Perfecture at 798 meters above sea level. The environment of Shinshu Distillery is surrounded by granitic soil with crystal clear water source, which is perfect for the high standard whisky production.
Iwai collection is named after the creator of Mars distillery, Kiichiro Iwai, who is also the former mentor of Masataka Takesturu.