Karuizawa 1976 Noh
70cl / 63%
32 Year Old Sherry Butt #6719
- Japanese Single Malt Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
Karuizawa 1976 Noh Reviews
Tasting notes by Whiskyfun (Serge Valentin)
Nose: once again we’re within the same style as with the 1982 and 1981, although this one seems to be a tad more polished and a little less sherried. Very obvious notes of tangerine liqueur (Madarine Impériale). It seems that this is great but at 63% abv, let’s not take chances by nosing it too deeply…
With water: high viscimetric index! ;-). Right, right, this one is the closest to the greatest Scotches within the bunch, and I can’t help thinking of a great old HP.
Mouth (neat): once again, we’re in the same territories, although this seems to a little more on the oaky side… Or maybe not, hard to say at 63%. Burns your throat as soon as you ingest more than half a drop.
With water: exceptional, just exceptional. Time to call the anti-maltoporn brigade if you please…
Comments: no whisky, pure sin – and big cojones. Not very far from the stunning 1967 for LMdW and TWE… As for the price - around £130, well, it may let a few Scots die of shame. SGP:662 - 94 points.
2 Customer Reviews
much more than fantastic...an awesome whisky @ 63% abv...absolute majic created by the japanese in this spirit,
Must be a fantastic dram! Check Serge's comments...