Karuizawa 2000 12 Year Old Brilliant Sherry

Karuizawa 2000 12 Year Old Brilliant Sherry
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Karuizawa 2000 12 Year Old Brilliant SherryKaruizawa 2000 12 Year Old Brilliant Sherry
Winning bid: £640.00
Lot number: 067-4142

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.

Bottled exclusively for the Isetan department store, this Karuizawa was restricted to only a few hundred bottles. The label design is of the familiar Koi fish and is printed on Wagami, a traditional kind of Japanese paper.

Distilled: 2000

Bottled: 2013

Age: 12 Year Old

Cask Type: Sherry Cask

60.2% ABV / 70cl

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