Japanese Whisky Whisky

Karuizawa, Sherry Cask 3663

RRP 6,500 per bottle
UK Stockist
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Tasted by
Dominic Roskrow
Tasted in
London

Distilled in 1984 and bottled in 2013, this is just shy of 30 years old, and a great age for Karuizawa. This another bottling with distinctive mushroomy notes.

Nose: Cherry, dark chocolate, toasted oak, sweeter maple syrup notes, and liquorice. The sherry, cherry, and berry notes become more pronounced with water.
Palate: Big, dark, and sherry rich, with burned berries, wood char, mush-room earthiness, damp fir trees, and an intriguing battle between pronounced tannic spices and sweeter liquorice and menthol notes.
Finish: A loud, proud sherry fruit exit which lingers pleasingly.

Master Category
Whisky - Japan
Sub-Category
Single Malt, Cask Strength
Alcohol
56.8%
Country
Japan
Bottle Size
70cl
Name of Tasting
Japanese dream
Type of Tasting
Tasting feature
Blind
No