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Karuizawa 1965 Wealth Solutions 50 Year Old #2372 / Haiku - One of 24 bottles

Lot: 6121325

Karuizawa 1965 Wealth Solutions 50 Year Old #2372 / Haiku - One of 24 bottles

Winning Bid: £45,500
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 25 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Karuizawa
Age: 
50 Years Old
Vintage: 
1965
Region: 
Japan
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
Sherry Cask
Bottled Strength: 
62.3%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Closed
product Details

Karuizawa 1965 Wealth Solutions 50 Year Old #2372 / Haiku - One of 24 bottles

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 50 year old was distilled in December 1965 and originally bottled in January 2016 for La Maison du Whisky after maturing in ex-Sherry cask #2372.

Haiku is a Japanese poem. Each bottle has it's own unique Haiku written by nineteenth century poetry master Masaoka Shiki, as well as representative imagery. Each poem represents a period of the solar year, the 24 stages of the annual cycle of life in nature of Japan..

This rebottling is presented in an impressive black oak wood box, which has been coloured using an ancient Japanese technique called Shou Sugi Ban.

One of only 24 bottles.

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