Karuizawa 1974 40 Year Old Vintage Cask #3626 - The Gold Geisha

Karuizawa 1974 40 Year Old Vintage Cask #3626 - The Gold Geisha
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Karuizawa 1974 40 Year Old Vintage Cask #3626 - The Gold GeishaKaruizawa 1974 40 Year Old Vintage Cask #3626 - The Gold GeishaKaruizawa 1974 40 Year Old Vintage Cask #3626 - The Gold Geisha
Winning bid: £5600.00
Lot number: 0602437

From Master of Malt: A legend of the whisky world, the Karuizawa distillery was opened in 1955 in Miyota, Japan, 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.

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..."

The Gold Geisha. Beautiful label, which is still in its protective plastic sleeve.The last cask from 1974

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 the images of the bottle, any packaging and labels carefully and satisfy yourself as to their condition before making a bid.

Featured in: The 60th Auction (March 25 – April 3, 2016)
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