€ 11 500,00On request
Karuizawa 35yo 55% Cask #7417 Aqua of Life, a true embodiment of the Japanese whisky tradition. With its rich profile, this exceptional expression represents the pinnacle of craftsmanship and dedication. Just like the proverb, Karuizawa has persevered and risen above challenges, delivering a whisky that stands tall in its pursuit of perfection.
Type: Japanese whisky
Age: 35 years old
Cask number: 7417
Cask type: Sherry Butt
Number of bottles produced: 473
Bottle series: Aqua of Life
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Just as a diamond shines after enduring immense pressure, so does the Karuizawa 35 year old whisky – a spirit embodying the pinnacle of craftsmanship, matured to perfection over three and a half decades. This remarkable expression, drawn from cask number 7417, is the epitome of the distillery’s legacy and a true embodiment of the “Aqua of Life”(ang. Water of Life). It’s not just a bottle of whisky, but a unique treasure cherished by enthusiasts and collectors worldwide. Read on, as we delve into the mythical story of Karuizawa distillery and its coveted elixir.
Established in 1955 with an unyielding dedication to crafting the finest whisky, the legendary Karuizawa distillery halted production in 2000. From that point, the distillery gained an almost mythical status, joining an exclusive group of renowned distilleries. During its operational years, the distillery strictly used Golden Promise barley, shipped directly from Scotland. This special barley was crucial for the long maturation process. The distillery also boasted direct-fired stills, sherry casks from Spain, and an in-house cooperage, factors contributing immensely to the superior quality of their whisky. In an extraordinary turn of events, Number One Drinks purchased the remaining stock in 2011, heralding the remarkable rebirth of a distillery that had released only a handful of bottles in its lifetime.
The Karuizawa 35 year old whisky, known specifically as single cask number 7417 and bottled in 2015, has affectionately earned the moniker “Aqua of Life”. This is due to its unparalleled quality and an illustrious reputation that precedes it. This unique blend stands as a high watermark for the artistry and sophistication that goes into the making of superior whiskies. The whisky, after a staggering 35 years of aging, has attained an extraordinary depth and complexity of flavor, hinting at the rich presence of oak, dried fruits, and nuanced spices. As this is a single cask release, each bottle from cask number 7417 is a unique masterpiece, coveted by whisky connoisseurs and collectors worldwide. This 35-year-old Karuizawa single cask number 7417 represents the epitome of excellence in the whisky world, truly encapsulating the meaning of “Water of Life”.
Here’s an exciting opportunity to get your hands on one of the rarest and most coveted whiskies known to humankind: a breathtaking Karuizawa single cask whisky. Extracted from a single sherry butt and aged over 35 years, this blend, nicknamed “Aqua of Life” in Chinese script on the front label, is typically available only via lottery. Ranking among the world’s most collectible wood-aged spirits, this exquisite drink is presented in a stunning, weighty decanter-style bottle and housed in a sleek black wooden case. It is in impeccable condition, with an alcohol content of 55% volume. The allure of Japanese whiskies has been steadily increasing, offering remarkable returns when compared to other spirit categories. However, the most desired of them all are the whiskies from the now-silent Karuizawa distillery.
Indeed, the Karuizawa distillery’s offerings have become a symbol of both exquisite taste and smart investment. Their silent distillery’s reputation for crafting the finest spirits has resulted in their whiskies being amongst the most sought-after globally. As the world’s whisky aficionados and investors turn their eyes to the East, Karuizawa stands as a beacon, its precious and finite stock growing ever more valuable with each passing day. Thus, each bottle of the Karuizawa 35-year-old single cask number 7417 not only embodies the pinnacle of Japanese whisky craftsmanship but also represents an investment into a priceless, bygone era of whisky production. The legendary Karuizawa distillery’s legacy lives on, sip by complex sip.