Karuizawa 1981 Cask #6056

Karuizawa 1981 Cask #6056
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Karuizawa 1981 Cask #6056Karuizawa 1981 Cask #6056Karuizawa 1981 Cask #6056Karuizawa 1981 Cask #6056
Winning bid: £2000.00
Lot number: 074-1082

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.

Bottled for The Whisky Exchange, this Karuizawa comes from a release that was rumoured to be only 240 bottles and as always it sold out in a matter of minutes when it went on sale.

Distilled: 1981

Bottled: 2013

Cask Type: First Fill Sherry cask

Cask Number: 6056

60.3% ABV / 70cl

Please note minor creasing to carton

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