Karuizawa 40 Year Old Blue Geisha & Karuizawa 40 Year Old Gold Geisha

Karuizawa 40 Year Old Blue Geisha & Karuizawa 40 Year Old Gold Geisha
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Karuizawa 40 Year Old Blue Geisha & Karuizawa 40 Year Old Gold GeishaKaruizawa 40 Year Old Blue Geisha & Karuizawa 40 Year Old Gold GeishaKaruizawa 40 Year Old Blue Geisha & Karuizawa 40 Year Old Gold GeishaKaruizawa 40 Year Old Blue Geisha & Karuizawa 40 Year Old Gold Geisha
Winning bid: £17500.00
Lot number: 079-5608

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.

The Blue Geisha

Distilled: 1974

Bottled: 2014

Age: 40 years old

Cask Type: Sherry Butt

Cask Number: 4560

58.8% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: One of only 192 bottles released

The Gold Geisha

Distilled: 1974

Bottled: 2014

Age: 40 years old

Cask Type: Sherry Butt

Cask Number: 3626

64.5% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: One of only 392 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.

Please note that this lot contains multiple items. Additional delivery charges may be payable.

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