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Karuizawa 1974 Single Cask 40 Year Old Cask # 3626 / Gold Geisha

Lot: 281604

Karuizawa 1974 Single Cask 40 Year Old Cask # 3626 / Gold Geisha

Winning Bid: £9,050

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Lot: 281604
Distillery: 
Karuizawa
Age: 
40 Year Old
Vintage: 
1974
Region: 
Japan
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
64.5%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Closed
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Karuizawa 1974 Single Cask 40 Year Old Cask # 3626 / Gold Geisha

was 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.

Aged for an impressive 40 years, the 'Gold Geisha' bottling was distilled in 1974 and bottled in 2014, presented in a beautiful hard wooden lockable case.

This stunning whisky is the last cask from the 1974 vintage of Karuizawa, cask #3626 which yielded only 392 bottles.

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