1971, Cask No. 6878

ABV 64.1%
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Brand: Karuizawa
Expression: 1971, Cask No. 6878
Type: Japan Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2008
ABV: 64.1%
Country/Region: Japan
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 73
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Resinous. Myrrh. Beeswax polish and a touch of incense. Becomes fragrant and oily with tea and leather. Profound and strange with an almost bloodyedge to it. Evolved,mature,complex
Palate: The resinous quality continues with smoke,black walnut,long pepper, Bolivar cigar. Needs water andbenefits from it.Old,with a firm grip
Finish: Long,exotic and strange
Comment: Should only be consumed in small amounts by consenting adults. Highest recommendation
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Verytangy. Nutty. Rich. Dry almonds, raisins. Opens on luscious Dundee cake notes. But the alcohol isaggressive. A touch of old leather. With water,damson plums
Palate: The alcohol bite is too strong to enjoy the smooth 'would be'
Finish: Toffeish,gently spicy
Comment: Certainly a nose cleaner. Water is compulsory to tame its vibrant character and appreciate its richness
Visit the distillery
Karuizawa (Closed 2011) Distillery, Naganoken, Kitasakogun, Miyotamachi, Oaza Maseguchi, Japan
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