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.
Cask Type: First Fill Sherry cask
Cask Number: 6056
60.3% ABV / 70cl
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