Karuizawa 1981 Cask #6256

Karuizawa 1981 Cask #6256
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Winning bid: £1400.00
Lot number: 074-1078

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 barley 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 life time

Bottled at cask strength, this 1981 release has been matured in a first fill sherry cask and has been reported to be an "exceptional cask".

Distilled: 1981

Bottled: 2011

Cask Type: Sherry Butt

Cask Number: 6256

57.5% ABV / 70cl

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