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 distillerie.
During production they solely used Golden Promise barley imported from Scotland - the barley 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 itr has been instrumental in the phoenix-like resurrection of a distillery that rarely released any bottles during its lifetime.
This Karuizawa was bottled specially for the Tokyo International Bar Show in 2012. There are two labels for the whisky, showing characters shaking cocktails and preparing "ice balls".
The whisky is a vat of whiskies from 1999 and 2000 which were especially "married" together for this limited release bottling.
Distilled: 1999 & 2000
Cask Number: 7698
61.7% ABV / 70cl
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