Japanese Whisky Whisky

Karuizawa, 1986 Single Cask 7387

UK Stockist
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Tasted by
Dominic Roskrow
Tasted in
London

This was bottled in 2008, so it’s 22 years old, and it is a shining example of a big sherried Karuizawa.

Nose: An intense mix of red berries, over ripe black currants, Camp coffee, plums, figs, a late Autumnal damp forest floor, and mushroomy notes.
Palate: with water this is something of an oral firework display, with lemon and grapefruit to the fore, nuts, honey, milk chocolate and orange centre stage, and oak and spice late on.
Finish: Not as long as some other expressions but a nice, sweet mix of fruit, oak. Less demanding than older Karuizawas, but that’s no bad thing.

Master Category
Whisky - Japan
Sub-Category
Single Malt, Cask Strength
Alcohol
60.7%
Country
Japan
Bottle Size
70cl
Name of Tasting
Japanese dream
Type of Tasting
Tasting feature
Blind
No