Karuizawa 1988 19 Year Old For The Whisky Fair

Karuizawa 1988 19 Year Old For The Whisky Fair
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Karuizawa 1988 19 Year Old For The Whisky FairKaruizawa 1988 19 Year Old For The Whisky FairKaruizawa 1988 19 Year Old For The Whisky FairKaruizawa 1988 19 Year Old For The Whisky Fair
Winning bid: £700.00
Lot number: 074-1668

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 Karuizawa was bottled for The Whisky Fair in 2007

Distilled: 1988

Bottled: June 2007

Age: 19 years old

Cask Type: Sherry Butt

60.6% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: One of only 462 bottles released

Please note minor wear to label

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