Karuizawa 30 Year Old Samurai Cask #4201

Karuizawa 30 Year Old Samurai Cask #4201
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Winning bid: £2400.00
Lot number: 072-2376

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.

In 2014 and 2015, ten casks were bottled, each with a different Samurai depicted on the label.

Bottled: 2015

Age: 30 years Old

Cask Type: Sherry Butt

Cask Number: 4201

57.4% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: One of only 358 bottles released.

Please examine all images of the lot, any packaging and labels carefully and satisfy yourself as to their condition before making a bid.

Featured in: The 72nd Auction (March 24 – April 2, 2017)
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