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Karuizawa 1999-2000 Cask Strength Sherry Butt 8 x 70cl / Batch 1-8

Lot: 5104820

Karuizawa 1999-2000 Cask Strength Sherry Butt 8 x 70cl / Batch 1-8

Winning Bid: £29,001
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 26 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Karuizawa
Vintage: 
1999/2000
Region: 
Japan
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
ex-Sherry Butt
Bottled Strength: 
48.5%-52.2%
Bottle Size: 
8 x 70cl
Distillery Status: 
Closed
product Details

Karuizawa 1999-2000 Cask Strength Sherry Butt 8 x 70cl / Batch 1-8

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.

Released in late 2022, this is a collection of eight batches from the silent Japanese distillery. All the whisky has been aged in ex-Sherry butts and has been bottled at cask strength. It includes:

  • Karuizawa 1999-2000 Cask Strength Sherry Butt 1st Batch 49.3% 70cl
  • Karuizawa 1999-2000 Cask Strength Sherry Butt 2nd Batch 52.1% 70cl
  • Karuizawa 1999-2000 Cask Strength Sherry Butt 3rd Batch 51.8% 70cl
  • Karuizawa 1999-2000 Cask Strength Sherry Butt 4th Batch 48.5% 70cl
  • Karuizawa 1999-2000 Cask Strength Sherry Butt 5th Batch 52.2% 70cl
  • Karuizawa 1999-2000 Cask Strength Sherry Butt 6th Batch 51.1% 70cl
  • Karuizawa 1999-2000 Cask Strength Sherry Butt 7th Batch 52.1% 70cl
  • Karuizawa 1999-2000 Cask Strength Sherry Butt 8th Batch 49.4% 70cl

This lot will include a eight bottle shipping fee.

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