Karuizawa 1981 Vintage Suji Bachi Kabuto

Karuizawa 1981 Vintage Suji Bachi Kabuto
Rollover image to zoom. View large image
Karuizawa 1981 Vintage Suji Bachi KabutoKaruizawa 1981 Vintage Suji Bachi KabutoKaruizawa 1981 Vintage Suji Bachi KabutoKaruizawa 1981 Vintage Suji Bachi Kabuto
Winning bid: £2500.00
Lot number: 074-3795

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

The company often bottles the whisky with labels that feature images from Japan's rich cultural heritage.

This label features the infamous ''Suji Bachi Kabuto'' which is the helmet used by the Samurai during the feudal era of Japan. This helmet might be the most symbolic piece of equipment used by the Samurai, aside from the Katana.

Distilled: 1981

Bottled: 2014

Cask: 4943

63.4%ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: One of only 119 bottles released

Please note minor dent to box.

Please examine the images of the bottle, packaging and labels carefully and satisfy yourself as to their condition before making a bid.

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