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 they 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 they have been instrumental in the phoenix- like resurrection of a distillery that rarely released any bottles during its life time.
Fugaku Sanjurokkei (Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji) is a series of landscape prints by the Japanese ukiyo-e artist Hokusai. Each depicts Mount Fuji from different locations in various weather conditions. These Karuizawa releases, each exhibiting one of these striking prints, have been drawn from casks of 1999 and 2000 vintages and bottled at cask strength. This lot contains the fifth release from this range.
59.6% ABV / 70cl