70cl / 58.8%
Noh Cask #8529 Bourbon Cask
- Japanese Single Malt Whisky
- Number One Drinks
Karuizawa 1982 Reviews
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.