Karuizawa Golden Geisha Sherry Cask #3667 Cask Strength 31 Year Old Single Malt Japanese Whisky (700ml)

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Karuizawa Golden Geisha Sherry Cask #3667 Cask Strength 31 Year Old Single Malt Japanese Whisky (700ml)

$11,999.00 Bottle
  • ABV 59.4%

A new high point in our collection of old and rare Japanese whiskies is this spectacular Karuizawa, drawn from a sherry cask and aged for 31 years. Bottled by Elixir Distillers, and usually available via ballot only, it ranks amongst the world’s rarest whiskies. We have bottle number 60 of 255. Comes beautifully packaged in a decanter style bottle and etched wooden presentation case. Bottle in excellent condition.
Note: the lid to the box does not close perfectly. 59.4% Alc./Vol. One only.

Japanese whiskies have been delivering remarkable returns compared with other segments, and the most sought after of all are the whiskies from the now silent Karuizawa distillery. As one of the top performers on the UK auction scene in recent years, this bottle represents an opportunity to secure a piece of Japanese distilling history. Karuizawa's preference for only using sherry casks (though not exclusively) helped build its reputation, and there have been a number of single cask bottlings in this sherry-led style. This matches their flavoursome spirit, made using only Golden Promise barley (as Macallan once did), all shipped from Simpson’s of Berwick. Since the mid-nineties Karuizawa was unpeated. It's ironic that the vision and persistence of its proprietors was commercially unsustainable during its operation. The cult distillery ceased production in 2000 and completely closed in 2011.