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.
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