Founded in 1955 with a keen eye on producing high quality whisky, Karuizawa was mothballed in 2000 and since then has achieved the kind of mythical stature reserved for only a select few distilleries. During production it solely used Golden Promise barley imported from Scotland - the Golden Promise was considered vital for long maturation. Direct fired stills, Sherry casks sourced from Spain and an on site cooperage all contributed to the high quality of their whisky. In 2011 Number One Drinks bought the remaining stock and it has been instrumental in the phoenix-like resurrection of a distillery that rarely released any bottles during its life time.
This extremely rare Karuizawa was bottled by Mercian for their Ocean range. During this period the vast majority of Karuizawa was being used for Ocean's blended whisky range so a single malt of this age is almost unheard of.
Age: 21 year old
43% ABV / 72cl
Bottle Number: One of only 518 bottles released
Please note that the seal, while intact, allows the stopper to move. Please watch the video below before making your bid.
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