Karuizawa

17 Years Old

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 64
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Specifications
Brand: Karuizawa
Expression: 17 Years Old
Type: Japan Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 17 years old
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Japan
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Discrete. Rather bland. A medicinal touch (tar cream). Wood varnish.
Palate: Sweet. Peaty, medicinal. Hint of seaweed and iodine. But not as pungent as an Islay malt. A cardboardy note.
Finish: Dry; slightly hot. Spicy.
Comment: A marine character but more whispering than speaking up.
7.3
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: The first whisky I've ever come across which smells like hickory-smoked dry roast peanuts. Pimenton. Dense and oily, but that hickory note is all pervading.
Palate: And it's there on the palate as well alongside a slightly artificial rose note. Splits on the palate, between the slick and the dry.
Finish: The slick wins on the finish.
Comment: Just plain odd.
6.5
Visit the distillery
Karuizawa (Closed 2011) Distillery, Naganoken, Kitasakogun, Miyotamachi, Oaza Maseguchi, Japan
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