Karuizawa 1982 Cask #2748

Karuizawa 1982 Cask #2748
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Winning bid: £1650.00
Lot number: 079-5301

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 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 it has been instrumental in the phoenix-like resurrection of a distillery that rarely released any bottles during its life time.

A sublime first-fill sherry cask of Karuizawa 1982 selected especially by TWE for its 10th Anniversary. It designed the geisha label itself, so it's pretty proud of it. Rich and full-bodied, with raisin cake and flinty flavours. This missed a Gold Medal at the Malt Maniacs Awards 2009 by a single point.

DIstilled: 1982

Bottled: 2009

Cask Type: First Fill Sherry

Cask Number: 2748

56.1% ABV / 70cl

Please note minor denting to box.

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Featured in: The 79th Auction (October 27 – November 5, 2017)