Karuizawa 1981 Vintage Cask #152

Karuizawa 1981 Vintage Cask #152
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Karuizawa 1981 Vintage Cask #152Karuizawa 1981 Vintage Cask #152Karuizawa 1981 Vintage Cask #152Karuizawa 1981 Vintage Cask #152
Winning bid: £1500.00
Lot number: 074-4510

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 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

Another fabulous vintage cask from Karuizawa, this time from 1981.

Distilled: May 1981

Bottled: April 2014

Cask Type: Sherry Cask

Cask Number: 152

54.5% ABV / 70cl

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)