Karuizawa 1981 Cask #162 Cocktail Series

Karuizawa 1981 Cask #162 Cocktail Series
Rollover image to zoom. View large image
Karuizawa 1981 Cask #162 Cocktail SeriesKaruizawa 1981 Cask #162 Cocktail SeriesKaruizawa 1981 Cask #162 Cocktail SeriesKaruizawa 1981 Cask #162 Cocktail Series
Winning bid: £1750.00
Lot number: 067-2474

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 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 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

This fantastic bottle comes from a series of four Karuizawas, which were chosen by La Maison du Whisky and released as the "Cocktail Series".

They are four single cask bottlings from consecutive distillation years. The labels feature the bar tenders pouring, shaking and stirring cocktails. The final label depicts the famous art of making ice high balls.

Distilled: 1981

Bottled: 2012

Cask Number: 162

55.8% ABV / 70cl

Please note minor wear to label & carton, tax seal on capsule

Please examine the images of the bottle, 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)