Karuizawa Japanese whisky ranks alongside Macallan as the most desirable whisky for collectors and drinkers alike. What sets Karuizawa apart, is the fact it was Japan’s smallest distillery until its destruction in the year 2000. Famed for it’s high quality sherry cask matured whisky, there are very few bottles remaing on the open market.
This bottling of 35 year old Karuizawa from a single sherry cask (#6183) is likely one of the last bottlings to hit the open market. The cask itself was acquired by a private collector and shared amongst friends before relinquishing the last remaining bottles to Scottish retail.
Only 486 bottles of this Karuizawa have been produced.
Nose: Kir royale, pine sap, blackberries, mahogany, leather and dark chocolate.
Palate: Intensely creamy, macadamia nuts, marzipan, chocolate, espresso and pepper spice.
Finish: Charred oak, camphor, sweet sherry notes and everlasting.