Karuizawa 12 Years - 2000 Asama

Bottled in 2012, this single malt has been crafted from hand-selected European oak sherry casks of whisky distilled in 1999 and 2000, the final vintages of Karuizawa.
Selected and bottled by Number One Drinks Company Limited, Norwich

Bottled in 2012, this single malt has been crafted from hand-selected European oak sherry casks of whisky distilled in 1999 and 2000, the final vintages of Karuizawa.
Selected and bottled by Number One Drinks Company Limited, Norwich

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5501
Karuizawa
Japan
Single Malt Whisky
12 Years
2000
2012
46%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Sherry
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01. Nov 2017
Japan's iconic equivalent to the likes of Brora, Rosebank and Port Ellen is the 2001 closed Karuizawa distillery. Bottled in 2012, Asama is a vatting of the final vintages. Heavy sherry aroma, cedarwood and hints of curcuma inebriate the nose, enriched by complex notes of dried fruits, gunpowder and strawberries. At first sipping, spicy and tangy flavors overwhelm the palate before Mon Chéri, walnuts and fruity sourness start to emerge. The finish is lingering, peppery and semidry. A great young Single Malt that will make your fat wallet a lot thinner!
RATING: 4.0/5.0 ≙ 88 pts
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