€ 26 000,00On request
The legendary Karuizawa 1967/2009 42yo from cask 6426 bottled for La Maison du Whisky. Karuizawa 1967 Vintage Single Cask 6426 is a true gem among whiskies. This Japanese masterpiece, shared by Paris LMdW and London’s TWE, evokes the essence of old Springbanks.
An exclusive blend Karuizawa 1967 42yo cask#6426. Sometimes, choosing between the two is a delightful dilemma!
Type: Japanese whisky
Age: 42 years
Cask type: Sherry Butt
Cask number: #6426
Size: 700 ml
Number of bottles produced: 195
Bottled for: La Maison du Whisky
Single sherry cask and cask strength
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The Karuizawa 1967/2009 42yo, with a potent 58,4% strength from cask#6426, stands as a paragon in the realm of Japanese whiskies. Not only does it claim the title of being the most iconic, but it also takes pride in being the oldest. Bottled in the late summer month of August 2009, this exquisite spirit’s cask was shared between two eminent establishments: La Maison du Whisky and The Whisky Exchange. This exclusive collaboration resulted in an approximate yield of 450 coveted whisky bottles, marking it as a truly unique and sought-after release.
Ruben Luyten, a respected reviewer from whiskynotes.be, shared his impressions of this unique dram.
He observed, “Nose: like walking into a high-end cigar store. Magnificent notes of pipe tobacco and cigars. Lots of polished oak, a few hints of solvents even. Amontillado sherry. Menthol. Musty earth. Fermented Pu-erh tea. Leather.” Furthermore, he noted its palate as, “Mouth: very powerful, dry and oaky at first (without being too resinous or tannic). Dark chocolate. Roasted coffee beans. Mint. Tobacco again. Toasted bread with dark forest fruits marmalade.” He concluded his description with its, “Finish: very long, chocolaty with spicy dry oak.“
For an even deeper dive into his insights, you can visit his blog directly. The Whiskybase community also weighed in, bestowing this Japanese masterpiece with a notable rating of 93.20/100.
Karuizawa, a legendary and no longer operational distillery from Japan, has established its reputation for producing some of the world’s most exceptional and desired whiskies. Standing out amongst its myriad of prized offerings is the Karuizawa 1967 Vintage Single Cask 6426. This particular expression, cherished by whisky enthusiasts globally, is a testament to Karuizawa’s unparalleled mastery and its profound legacy.
Crafted in the year 1967 and allowed to age gracefully for over four decades, this whisky symbolizes the profound interplay of time and artistry. Karuizawa whisky was then meticulously bottled on August 17, 2009, ensuring that the profound flavors and distinct character, accrued over its extensive aging period, were perfectly retained.