Karuizawa 30 Year Old Samurai Cask #7843

Karuizawa 30 Year Old Samurai Cask #7843
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Karuizawa 30 Year Old Samurai Cask #7843Karuizawa 30 Year Old Samurai Cask #7843Karuizawa 30 Year Old Samurai Cask #7843
Winning bid: £2600.00
Lot number: 067-2250

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 they 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 its 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.

Ten casks were bottled in 2014 and 2015, each with a different Samurai depicted on the label.

Samurai 30 Year Old Cask 7843

Bottled: 2015

Age: 30 years

Cask Type: Sherry Butt

Cask Number: 7843

58.3% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: One of only 458 bottles released.

Please examine all images of the lot, any packaging and labels carefully and satisfy yourself as to their condition before making a bid.

Featured in: The 67th Auction (October 28 – November 6, 2016)
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