Japanese Whisky Whisky

Karuizawa, Noh Mask 27 Year Old

UK Stockist
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Tasted by
Dominic Roskrow
Tasted in
London

An unusual but very special bottling. It is made up of four casks distilled from 1981 to 1984, and including bourbon barrels as well as sherry casks. The Noh series was bottled by La Maison du Whisky in France.

Nose: Very unusual for Karuizawa, with sweet nuts, caramel and vanilla and menthol rancio, milk chocolate Turkish delight.
Palate: Trademark orange and prune, but this is an autumnal whisky, with herby notes, mushrooms and over ripe fermenting orchard fruits. The menthol rancio notes are still there, but they’re joined by mint, and almost saw-dusty oak.
Finish: Long, dry and with distinctive oak tannins. The sum is much greater than the parts – and this is a lovely expression of Karuizawa.

Master Category
Whisky - Japan
Sub-Category
Single Malt, Cask Strength
Alcohol
59.1%
Country
Japan
Bottle Size
70cl
Name of Tasting
Japanese dream
Type of Tasting
Tasting feature
Blind
No