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Karuizawa 2000 Single Sherry Cask #166 / Sea Dragon

Lot: 273769
Karuizawa 2000 Single Sherry Cask #166 / Sea Dragon
Karuizawa 2000 Single Sherry Cask #166 / Sea Dragon
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Winning Bid: £1,950

Karuizawa 2000 Single Sherry Cask #166 / Sea Dragon

Distillery:
Karuizawa
Age:
N/A
Vintage:
2000
Region:
Japan
Bottler:
Number One Drinks
Cask Type:
Sherry Butt
Bottle Strength:
64.3%
Bottle Size:
70cl
Distillery Status:
Closed

Karuizawa 2000 Single Sherry Cask #166 / Sea Dragon

Karuizawa distillery was established in 1955 in the town of Miyota on the southern slopes of Mount Asama. It began production the following year, producing single malt for the Ocean blends from Daikoku Budoshu. Initially it was difficult for the distillery to obtain malt, but a lift on import restrictions in 1958 meant the distillery as able to experiment with the production of a Speyside-esque product, importing the same golden promise barely used at Macallan, and sherry casks. The subsequent quality of output saw it appearing in Japan as a single malt for the first time in the 1980s. Sadly, the Japanese whisky market was not strong at the time, and Karuizawa was closed in 2001 by owners, Mercian, and eventually dismantled. Its legacy is lives on however, with its still relocated to other distilleries in Japan, but predominantly in the hugely sought-after single cask releases that began to appear in 2007, from independent bottler, Number One Drinks. It is now one of the most prestige single malts on the planet, the reverence for which only grows as the remaining stock continues to thin.

This limited bottling was distilled in 2000 and bottled in 2013 by Number One Drinks. Produced from single sherry butt #166, this release was an exclusive bottling for La Maison du Whisky.

Bottled at cask strength.

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