Japanese Whisky Whisky

Karuizawa, First fill Sherry Cask 4021, 1984

RRP 4,850 per bottle
UK Stockist
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Tasted by
Dominic Roskrow
Tasted in
London

There are whopping great clues to what we might expect from this malt – the words ‘first fill sherry’ and the alcohol strength. You get exactly what you might expect

Nose: Slightly unusual, with the expected berry, prune and orange notes, but also a sweeter, jam-like wave of fruits. Almost floral, with hints of church incense and polished wood.
Palate: A big-hearted, in your face, all-rounder, with prunes, plums, orange, sherry berries, hints of peat and smoke, and a touch of aniseed or hickory. It’s the oral equivalent of viewing a big fruit bowl through a kaleidoscope. Totally intriguing.
Finish: It scampers off on a long wave of fruit, oak, and herbs.

Master Category
Whisky - Japan
Sub-Category
Single Malt, Cask Strength
Alcohol
64.5%
Country
Japan
Bottle Size
70cl
Name of Tasting
Japanese dream
Type of Tasting
Tasting feature
Blind
No