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Karuizawa 1997 Rare Vintage 16 Year Old

Lot: 41804

Karuizawa 1997 Rare Vintage 16 Year Old

Winning Bid: £640

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Karuizawa
Age: 
16 Year old
Vintage: 
1997
Region: 
Japan
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
62%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Closed
product Details

Karuizawa 1997 Rare Vintage 16 Year Old

Distilled in 1997 and matured for 16 years.

Karuizawa distillery was the smallest distillery in Japan. The distillery was  established in 1955   on the slopes of Mount Asama, an active volcano. Karuizawa was mothballed in 2000 and the remaining stocks were thankfully ‘saved’ by Ichiro Akuto.   

Karuizwa’s style was that of a certain Speyside whisky, they almost exclusively used Golden Promise barley imported from Scotland and primarily maturing whisky in sherry casks imported from Spain. The key to Karuizawa’s success was the hidden earthiness and peatiness that gave many of their legendary single cask bottlings it’s unique character.

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