Karuizawa was actually a vineyard in 1955 when then-owner Daikoku-budoshu decided to enter a Japanese whisky industry still in it's infancy, and base a distillery in the shadow of active volcano, Mount Asama. In 1962, it then merged with current owner, Mercian. Read More »
A TWE exclusive release of Karuizawa, part of a vatting of 77 sherry casks bottled at 48% to produce a well rounded and affordable example of the distillery's character. The casks used for Spirit of Asama were filled in 1999 & 2000.
A exclusive bottling of whisky from Karuizawa for TWE, part of a vatting from about 77 casks and bottled at 55%. It's a different prospect to the various single casks that shoot off the shelves, offering a great tasting overview of the distillery's character unencumberd by decades of sherry cask maturation.