Karuizawa 1995 14 Year Old Cask #5024

Karuizawa 1995 14 Year Old Cask #5024
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Karuizawa 1995 14 Year Old Cask #5024Karuizawa 1995 14 Year Old Cask #5024Karuizawa 1995 14 Year Old Cask #5024
Winning bid: £1050.00
Lot number: 069-1924

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.

This was selected by and bottled for Johan Hofvander and Tapani Kuusela.

Distilled: 01.06.1995

Bottled: 2009

Cask Type: Japanese Wine Cask

Cask Number: 5024

66% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: One of only 114 bottles released

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Featured in: The 69th Auction (December 23, 2016 – January 3, 2017)