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Karuizawa 1980-1982 Thousand Arrows Collection 3 x 70cl

Lot: 6135010
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Karuizawa 1980-1982 Thousand Arrows Collection 3 x 70cl

Winning Bid: £42,000

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Karuizawa
Age: 
N/A
Vintage: 
1981 / 1982 / 1983
Region: 
Japan
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
Sherry Butt
Bottled Strength: 
55.2%, 56.5% & 59.8%
Bottle Size: 
3 x 70cl
Distillery Status: 
Closed
product Details

Karuizawa 1980-1982 Thousand Arrows Collection 3 x 70cl

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.

These bottles are dedicated to the martial art of Sumo. 

  • Karuizawa 1980 Bourbon Cask #8317 56.5% 70cl bottled 2015 One of 257 bottles 56.5%
  • Karuizawa 1981 Sherry Butt #6355 59.8% 70cl bottled 2015 One of 257 bottles 59.8%
  • Karuizawa 1982 Sherry Butt #2510 55.2% 70cl bottled 2015 One of 257 bottles 55.2%

 

This lot contains an attractive black gloss display, with matching artwork.

Please note that there will be a shipping charge for 4 bottles associated with this lot.

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