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Karuizawa 1981 Cask #4659

Karuizawa 1981 Cask #4659
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Winning bid: £2200.00
Lot number: 074-1077

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.

Distilled: 1981

Bottled: 2012

Cask Type: Sherry Butt

Cask Number: 4659

57.6% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: ??? / 171

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Featured in: The 74th Auction (May 26 – June 4, 2017)