Japanese Whisky Whisky

Karuizawa, 39 Year Old cask 6409

RRP 8,810 per bottle
UK Stockist
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Tasted by
Dominic Roskrow
Tasted in
London

Originally distilled in 1974, this was bottled in July 2013 for La Maison du Whisky in Paris. It is very hard to find now.

Nose: As rich and full as the colour of the whisky might suggest, with plum, date, raisins and clementines. Rumtopf.
Palate: A malt has to be robust to hold off an ex-sherry cask for 39 years, and this one does so with style. A big mix of sherry notes, stewed berries, pepper and tannin spice. With water the sherry trifle and fruit rumtopf notes from the nose make themselves felt. It coats the mouth.
Finish: Taste this last thing at night and the fruity flavours and spice will still be there in the morning. Long, rich and very full on.

Master Category
Whisky - Japan
Sub-Category
Single Malt, Cask Strength
Alcohol
57.2%
Country
Japan
Bottle Size
70cl
Name of Tasting
Japanese dream
Type of Tasting
Tasting feature
Blind
No