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Karuizawa 1981 32 Year Old Cask #8461

Karuizawa 1981 32 Year Old Cask #8461
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Karuizawa 1981 32 Year Old Cask #8461Karuizawa 1981 32 Year Old Cask #8461Karuizawa 1981 32 Year Old Cask #8461Karuizawa 1981 32 Year Old Cask #8461
Winning bid: £2400.00
Lot number: 077-0679

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 186 bottles from cask #8461. We think there is a distinctly Toulouse-Lautrec theme going on with these labels too!

Distilled: February 1981

Bottled: July 2013

Age: 32 years old

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon

Cask Number: 8461

57.3% ABV / 70cl

Please note minor wear 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 77th Auction (August 25 – September 3, 2017)