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.
Blended by Ichiro Akuto, of Chichibu Distillery, this whisky is a mixture of 45 year old Karuizawa which was distilled in 1970 and 40 year old Scottish singe malt from an undisclosed distillery.
46% ABV / 70cl
Bottle Number: One of only 677 bottles released.
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