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Karuizawa 1981 31 Year Old Cask #78

Karuizawa 1981 31 Year Old Cask #78
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Winning bid: £2200.00
Lot number: 077-0678

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.

Bottled exclusively for La Maison du Whisky, there were just 375 bottles taken from cask #78. We think there is a distinctly Toulouse-Lautrec theme going on with these labels too!

Distilled: October 1981

Bottled: July 2013

Age: 31 years old

Cask Type: Sherry Butt

Cask Number: 78

60.5% ABV / 70cl

Please note condition of carton

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Featured in: The 77th Auction (August 25 – September 3, 2017)