Karuizawa

Aged 15 Years

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 40
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Specifications
Brand: Karuizawa
Expression: Aged 15 Years
Type: Japan Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 15 years old
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Japan
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Firm but light. Crisp, dry grass, overripe pear, baked peach, honey, cereal.
Palate: That grassiness again, chewy soft fruits. Good presence. Balanced oak. Milky coffee. Hint of smoke/bung cloth. Soft feel then dry oak.
Finish: Strawberry.
Comment: Has maturity and masses of charm.
8.0
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Grassy and fruity. Butterscotch. Shortbread. Beeswax. Water chestnut. Quire rich. Sour apple.
Palate: Sweet and syrupy but slightly prickly. As if spirit and sugar were dislocated.
Finish: Quire short and evolving on bitter notes. As if you were chewing some grass stalk.
Comment: I would have enjoyed the whisky more if I had stuck to nosing.
7.3
Visit the distillery
Karuizawa (Closed 2011) Distillery, Naganoken, Kitasakogun, Miyotamachi, Oaza Maseguchi, Japan
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