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 is the Bourbon half of a two bottle release from Karuizawa which was first unveiled at The Whisky Exchange's Whisky Show at the end of 2014. We think that the label may be one of the most striking designs yet, and that's before we get to the whisky inside the bottle!
Only on sale at the show (so far) this is a great opportunity for anyone who wasn't able to join in with the festivities at the Vinopolis to get their hands on this monster.
Age: 29 years old
Cask Type: Bourbon cask
Cask Number: 8897
53.9% ABV / 70cl
Please examine the images of the bottle, any packaging and labels carefully and satisfy yourself as to their condition before making a bid.