€ 149 000,00On request
Amazing set of three magnificent Karuizawa bottles from 1965!
The set includes:
KARUIZAWA 1965 Japonism Edition – 60th anniversary LMDW 62,41%.
Distinctly elegant, this Karuizawa coming from the blending of sherry cask #2372 and bourbon cask #8636, is a model of balance. With key notes of harmony and osmosis the liquid is an invitation to explore a world of aromas and flavours whose originality and vibrancy fit perfectly into the history of this legendary single malt.
KARUIZAWA 1965 Monyou Edition Sherry Cask 62,3%
Profile: perfectly balanced, the initial nose fluctuates between vanilla, dried fruit, nuts and honey. It then becomes spicy and floral (reseda). Very long, the palate is spicy and heady, while remaining resolutely ethereal and elegant. Magnificent range of brown, orangey, green and yellow hues.
Single Cask no. 2672 – Sherry Cask
Limited edition of 309 bottles.
KARUIZAWA 1965 Monyou Edition Bourbon Cask 62,6%
Profile: a combination of sunshine and shadow, the nose evokes a field of ripe barley before taking on a more exotic character with a hint of chilli pepper. Notes of rancio sherry (cherries in brandy). Very balanced, the palate reveals notes of blood oranges and purple lilacs, and becomes even more exotic (mango, pineapple).
Single Cask no. 8636 – Bourbon Barrel
Limited edition of 199 bottles
Shipping from the UK.
Type: Japanese whisky
Bottled by: La Maison Du Whisky
Age: 50 years
Number of bottles: see description above
Cask number: see description above
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Single cask and cask strength
„First it’s brilliant whisky, and second, it’s ‘different’ whisky. Respect.”
“And what it is, is one of those rare whiskies that creates a world of its own and holds it together so beautifully it’s almost like an image of nature at its best.”
“Typically bold – that’s the Karuizawa style – while age has allowed a crisp quality to develop on the plate which plays off the depth of the nose.”
Karuizawa 1964 is one of the last remaining 1960s casks of Karuizawa that survived until 2012. On the date of market launch, this 48-year-old edition was also the oldest Karuizawa whisky ever released. Additionally, it was the oldest Japanese single cask whisky in history.
There were only 143 numbered bottles of this beverage on the market. Therefore, a special booklet about Karuizawa was created by David Broom, one of the most recognised whisky critics around the globe and a columnist for Whisky Magazine. Each bottle of Karuizawa 1964 was accompanied with this booklet.