Karuizawa 1982 / First Fill Bourbon Cask #8497
70cl / 46%
Japanese Single Malt Whisky
An exciting development - our first ever bourbon-matured Karuizawa! This is from the 1982 vintage and has been bottled at 46% with our new Koi label. A huge hit at the 2012 TWE Whisky Show. MAXIMUM 1 BOTTLE PER CUSTOMER.
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Country Japan Bottler Distillery Bottling Bottling Date 2012 Cask Type Bourbon Cask Number 8497
Tasting Notes by Tim F
Nose: A very appealing combination of apple blossom, honey and wood glue, develops polished oak, hints of pine sap and vanilla. Fantastic. Palate: Medium-weight, but pretty intense flavours. The sweet vanilla'd oak is the prominent characteristic here, with the apple pie, glue and honeysuckle in the background. Finish: Sweet with a hint of oakspice. Probably the gentlest Karuizawa finish I've had.
Comment: Fascinating to taste a spirit so associated with full strength sherry casks at a more normal strength from a bourbon cask.
The drink starts off as a very fine drink, but ends up to be totally exceptinol
- anonymous, 15 th Oct '12
beautiful looking label
- anthony, 15 th Oct '12
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