Karuizawa 1981 Cask #6056

Karuizawa 1981 Cask #6056
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Karuizawa 1981 Cask #6056Karuizawa 1981 Cask #6056Karuizawa 1981 Cask #6056Karuizawa 1981 Cask #6056Karuizawa 1981 Cask #6056
Winning bid: £2300.00
Lot number: 069-2342

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 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 lifetime.

Bottled for The Whisky Exchange, this Karuizawa comes from a release that was rumoured to be only 240 bottles and as always it sold out in a matter of minutes when it went on sale.

Distilled: 1981

Bottled: 2013

Cask Type: First Fill Sherry cask

Cask Number: 6056

60.3% ABV / 70cl

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