Karuizawa 1984 27 Year Old Cask #2961

Karuizawa 1984 27 Year Old Cask #2961
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Winning bid: £2500.00
Lot number: 073-1269

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 they 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 they have been instrumental in the phoenix- like resurrection of a distillery that rarely released any bottles during its lifetime.

This exceptional cask yielded over 500 bottles, and was shared among several parties when bottled in 2012. This is the "main" release, a run of a mere 350 bottles, and is labelled with rice paper. It's made with 100% Golden Promise barley (as The Macallan reportedly was in its heydey).

Distilled: 1984

Bottled: 2012

Age: 27 Year Old

Cask Number: 2961

57.7% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: 350 bottles released

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Featured in: The 73rd Auction (April 28 – May 7, 2017)
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