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Karuizawa 1977 31 Year Old Wait La Mazurka

Karuizawa 1977 31 Year Old Wait La Mazurka
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Karuizawa 1977 31 Year Old Wait La MazurkaKaruizawa 1977 31 Year Old Wait La Mazurka
Winning bid: £2000.00
Lot number: 074-1079

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.

This bottle was bottled by The Nectar of Belgium. There is a rumour that this cask was selected in an impromptu tasting session in the back seat of a London cab.

Distilled: 1977

Bottled: 2009

Age: 31 Years Old

Cask Type: Sherry

Cask Number: 6994

62.7% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: One of only 200 bottles released

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