Japanese Whisky Whisky

Karuizawa, Cask 7924

RRP 4,030 per bottle
UK Stockist
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Tasted by
Dominic Roskrow
Tasted in
London

This was distilled in 1981 and bottled in 2011 at 30 years old

Nose: Not as faultless and stylish as some other expressions, with the nose flirting with sulphury spent match notes which can spoil sherried whiskies. With water this recedes. Tangy orange, charred oak and dates come to the fore.
Palate: Plum and prune juice, savoury tangerine, chocolate and some pleasant liquorice notes. It’s quite a difficult ride this one, with damp leaves and earthy forest floor notes and some charred notes. It’s a lot better with water but it’s
Finish: Quite long, but tannins make it a dry and sour experience, and the pleasant fruity notes struggle to shine through.

Master Category
Whisky - Japan
Sub-Category
Single Malt, Cask Strength
Alcohol
56.6%
Country
Japan
Bottle Size
70cl
Name of Tasting
Japanese dream
Type of Tasting
Tasting feature
Blind
No