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Karuizawa 1981 Vintage Cask #2100

Karuizawa 1981 Vintage Cask #2100
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Winning bid: £2300.00
Lot number: 076-0585

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 single cask Karuizawa was released for the Taiwanese market. The label features a rather pretty image of a Geisha.

Distilled: 1981

Bottled: 2012

Cask Type: Sherry Butt

Cask Number: 2100

60.4% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: 243 / 409

Please note minor wear and tear to carton.

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

Featured in: The 76th Auction (July 28 – August 6, 2017)