Karuizawa 1980 33 Year Old Cask #6431

Karuizawa 1980 33 Year Old Cask #6431
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Winning bid: £4800.00
Lot number: 080-0598

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.

Bottled exclusively for La Maison du Whisky, there were just 124 bottles from cask #6431. We think there is a distinctly Toulouse-Lautrec theme going on with these labels too!

Distilled: January 1980

Bottled: July 2013

Age: 33 years old

Cask Type: Bourbon

Cask Number: #6431

62.1% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: One of only 124 bottles released

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Featured in: The 80th Auction (November 24 – December 3, 2017)