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Karuizawa 1975 Single Sherry Cask 40 Year Old #6890

Lot: 332986

Karuizawa 1975 Single Sherry Cask 40 Year Old #6890

Winning Bid: £13,500

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Lot: 332986
Distillery: 
Karuizawa
Age: 
40 Year Old
Vintage: 
1975
Region: 
Japan
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
Sherry Butt
Bottled Strength: 
56.9%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Closed
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Karuizawa 1975 Single Sherry Cask 40 Year Old #6890

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.

This limited release was distilled in 1975 and bottled after over 40 years in cask. Produced from a single sherry butt, cask #6890, which yielded only 199 bottles.

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