KARUIZAWA Vintages 1999&2000 Batch 25 60,8%
Single Malt Whisky, Japan / Honshu - Nagano, 70cl, Ref: 56534
Located northwest of Tokyo at the foot of Mount Asama, the Karuizawa distillery has become almost legendary since its closure in 2000. This single malt from the last years of production is at its natural strength. Below Meguro (Shimo‐Meguro) was famous for the place where the shoguns hunted with a falcon. In the painting, the two falconers were standing on the pass‐way and discussing the direction while the farmers were taking care of the fields.
Profile: rich, earthy. Candied fruit, tertiary notes of undergrowth, malted barley.
- The brand
The Karuizawa distillery was built in 1955 in the town of the same name, in the prefecture of Nagano surrounded by the Japanese Alps. Japanese whisky generally has a very good reputation, but Karuizawa is especially sought after and appreciated by connoisseurs; it has accumulated an impressive number of medals in competitions. Just like Macallan, it is a whisky that owes much of its character to the type of barley that is used: (‘Golden Promise’) and to ageing in sherry casks. Production stopped in 2000 and bottles are becoming increasingly rare.
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