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Karuizawa 1988 Trilogy 3 x 70cl / Finest Whisky Deluxe & Wealth Solutions

Lot: 309757

Karuizawa 1988 Trilogy 3 x 70cl / Finest Whisky Deluxe & Wealth Solutions

Winning Bid: £14,000
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 24 bids

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Lot: 309757
Distillery: 
Karuizawa
Age: 
n/a
Vintage: 
1988
Region: 
Japan
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
Sherry Casks
Bottled Strength: 
Various
Bottle Size: 
3 x 70cl
Distillery Status: 
Closed
product Details

Karuizawa 1988 Trilogy 3 x 70cl / Finest Whisky Deluxe & Wealth Solutions

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 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.

The following lot is for a unbelievably rare trilogy of three different Karuizawa's that were all distilled in 1988. It includes...

  • Karuizawa 1988 Sherry Cask 60.3% / Finest Whisky Deluxe - Distilled in 1988, this Karuizawa was matured in a sherry cask and exclusively presented at Finest Whisky Deluxe in Berlin in June 2018. This is bottle number 37 of only 60.
  • Karuizawa 1988 Sherry Cask 57.9% / Finest Whisky Deluxe - Distilled in 1988, this Karuizawa was matured in a refill sherry butt and exclusively presented at Finest Whisky Deluxe in Berlin in June 2018. This is bottle number 38 of only 120 although the bottle numbers on the box and pamphlet are for bottle number 37
  • Karuizawa 1988 Sherry Cask 57.9% / Wealth Solutions - Distilled in 1998, this Karuizawa was matured in a single refill sherry butt and bottled by Wealth Solutions. This is bottle 45 of only 46 although there is no number on the bottle the numbers on the box and pamphlet are for bottle number 45.

Each of the three bottles comes with an origami model of a crane, or 'tsuru'. 

Note that list lot will include a three bottle shipping fee.

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