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Karuizawa Emerald Geisha Bourbon Cask #8518 Cask Strength 35 Year Old Single Malt Japanese Whisky (700ml)

JAPAN
$19999. 00 Bottle
$239988.00 Dozen
ABV: 59.1%
Just when we thought our Japanese collection couldn't get any better comes this astonishing Karuizawa, drawn from a Bourbon cask and aged for 35 years. Bottled by Elixir Distillers, and usually available via ballot only, it ranks amongst the world’s most rare and desirable whiskies. Intended as a sister edition to the sherry matured 'Golden Geisha', putting the two bottles side by side completes the label. We have bottle 36 of 265. Literally rarer than emeralds, it comes beautifully packaged in a decanter style bottle and etched wooden presentation case. Bottle in excellent condition. 59.1% 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. 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.