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1982 Karuizawa 27 Year Old Geisha Cask No.2748 Cask Strength Single Malt Japanese Whisky (700ml)

JAPAN
$5499. 00 Bottle
$65988.00 Dozen
ABV: 56.1%
Rare and collectable Japanese whiskies have been disappearing from our shelves at a remarkable rate. Returns for investors have been extraordinary. The most sought after of all are the whiskies from the now silent Karuizawa distillery. Here is another opportunity to secure a piece of Japanese distilling history.

Matured in a first fill sherry cask since 1982, this exceptionally old release was bottled for The Whisky Exchange's (TWE) 10th Anniversary in 2009. One only.
Note: some creasing and marking to the outer box. Bottle in excellent condition.

Established in 1955 at the foothills of Mount Asama, Karuizawa's preference for only using sherry casks (though not exclusively) helped build its reputation. 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.