Karuizawa 1982
Noh Cask #8529 Bourbon Cask

70cl / 58.8%
  • Japanese Single Malt Whisky
  • Number One Drinks
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The first bourbon cask Noh Karuizawa release we had at TWE. A product of the 1982 vintage, bottled at its full strength of 58.8%. Classic apple and polished wood bourbon-cask character, and so exciting to try an unsherried Karuizawa at full strength.
Bottler
Number One Drinks
Series
Noh
Vintage
1982
Bottling Date
2012
No of Bottles
411
Country
Japan
Cask Type
Bourbon
Cask Number
8529
Colouring
Yes

Karuizawa 1982 Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting notes by Billy A

    Nose: PVA glue, hints of Copydex, wood stain and varnish, freshly chipped dark wood and damp forest floors. It needs a bit of time to develop, but picks up more vanilla, dark fruit and citrus notes as it sits, as well as spice, pastry and sugary sweetness.

    Palate: Intense. Concentrated fruit - apples and sultanas compressed to a microdot; Maple syrup; freshly varnished wood; more chipped dark wood;  and some rich treacley edges. Water amplifies with the wood, bringing out tingly spice and liquorice root, as well as more maple syrup sweetness. It can take a fair whack of water and even when quite dilute still has a nice punch of spice and toasted bread.

    Finish: Sour wood and buttery sweetness.

  • Tasting Notes by Tim F

    Nose: Crystal-clear barley sugar and green apple flavours backed by a wonderfully rich, evocative, classic bourbon cask style featuring woodglue, fresh sawdust, light vanilla, resin, dried bark, furniture polish and a dusting of cocoa powder.  Water releases very strong notes of aromatic cedar and sandalwood

    Palate:   Very big at full strength, with wood glue,  then very rich cooking apple, varnished wood and playdoh. Develops on dried coconut and more varnish / furniture polish.  Water mellows it and lifts fresh apple, cedar and sandalwood flavours.

    Finish:Very long, quite warm and drying.

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