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Karuizawa 30 Year Old Samurai Cask #4201

Karuizawa 30 Year Old Samurai Cask #4201
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Karuizawa 30 Year Old Samurai Cask #4201Karuizawa 30 Year Old Samurai Cask #4201Karuizawa 30 Year Old Samurai Cask #4201
Winning bid: £2800.00
Lot number: 079-5092

From Master of Malt: A legend of the whisky world, the Karuizawa distillery was opened in 1955 in Miyota, Japan, rather near the active volcano Mount Asama.

The distillery housed four small stills and imported Golden Promise barley from Scotland to create their whisky, which was then often aged in Sherry casks.

Sadly, the distillery was mothballed in 2001, with their stocks of slowly trickling out to market, where the bottles have become quite the collector's item for whisky enthusiasts.

In 2011, the UK-based company Number One Drinks purchased the remaining stocks of Karuizawa’s whisky. When encountering Karuizawa whisky in the wild, we recommend whispering to yourself "Precious, precious Karuizawa..."

Ten casks were bottled in 2014 and 2015, each with a different Samurai depicted on the label.

Bottled: 2015

Age: 30 Years Old

Cask Type: Sherry Butt

Cask Number: 4201

57.4% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: One of only 358 bottles released.

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 79th Auction (October 27 – November 5, 2017)