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Karuizawa 1982 Cask #8497

Karuizawa 1982 Cask #8497
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Karuizawa 1982 Cask #8497Karuizawa 1982 Cask #8497Karuizawa 1982 Cask #8497
Winning bid: £1850.00
Lot number: 074-4405

Karuizawa distillery was a Japanese whisky distillery located at Miyota, a town on the southern slopes of an active complex volcano, Mount Asama.

Established in 1955, the distillery began production in 1956. It was owned by Mercian Corporation, and was the smallest in Japan. It was mothballed in 2000, and closed in 2011.

That year the UK-based Number One Drinks Company bought the remaining stocks. The remaining whisky is now a legend of the whisky world.

Part of a twin release of Karuizawas of the same vintage. At the time of release, this was the first Bourbon cask Karuizawa. Certainly an interesting dram from the distillery which is famed more for its sherried production.

Distilled: 1982

Bottled: 2012

Cask Type: First Fill Bourbon

Cask Number: 8497

46% ABV / 70cl

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