Karuizawa distillery was established in 1955 in the foothills of Mount Asama, an active volcano. The area is a popular mountain resort to the north-west of Tokyo and the distillery is the highest in Japan at 850 metres above sea level.
The environment is ideal for whisky production, enjoying low temperatures and high humidty. Production of single malt whisky at the distillery ceased in 2000 and Karuizawa has since become quite the collectors item.
Nose: Glazed cherries with cloves, the aroma of a forest floor, polished oak and wax.
Palate: Dark, rich and thick. Leather, cherry, coffee, black pepper, dark oak.
Finish: Dark barrel char, savoury earth, peppery spice and gentle sweet oak.
Comes with original display box.