Jan 30
Karuizawa Wise Monkeys

Karuizawa Wise Monkeys

Probably everyone knows the three wise monkeys (jap. 三匹の猿 sanbiki no saru), but only a few can say something more about the real meaning of this symbol and his origin. These three nice animals are a pictorial maxim, embodying the proverbial principle “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”. The three monkeys are Mizaru, covering his eyes, who sees no evil; Kikazaru, covering his ears, who hears no evil; and Iwazaru, covering his mouth, who speaks no evil. The source that popularized this pictorial maxim is a 17th-century carving over a door of the famous Tōshō-gū shrine in Nikkō, Japan. This edition is dedicated to this antique symbol and values which it stands for.

Single Malt Whisky
Karuizawa Distillery
1999-2000 Vintage
3 x 700ml
IWAZARU 60.9%, MIZARU 60.7%, KIKAZURA 60.8%
Number of bottles released: 3 x 35
Cask Strength
Packaging: Heavy WS glass bottle with high quality paint and metal pendant. The set comes in a finely crafted wooden box designed for this project only.

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