Karuizawa distillery was a Japanese whisky distillery. It was located at Miyota, a town on the southern slopes of an active complex volcano, Mount Asama, in Kitasaku District, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Established in 1955, the distillery began production in 1956. It was owned by Mercian Corporation, and was the smallest in Japan. It was closed in 2011; the land on which it had stood was sold in 2012. This is a rare Karuizawa, bottled for the Japanese market. This has a lot of interesting flavour to it. The is an auction item for a true whisky collector.
Nose: Sherry notes, bread, tobacco, black pepper, sour apple, malty and chocolate
Palate: Oily, pine needle, tannic, vanilla, Liquorous, Marsala, orange and chocolate.
Finish: Long finish and refreshing.
Awards: High international demand and a commonly sought after item in the auction houses.
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Availability date: 01/04/2016