1984 CASK #4021

ABV 64.5%
REVIEWED Issue 109
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Brand: Karuizawa
Expression: 1984 CASK #4021
Type: Japan Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 64.5%
Country/Region: Japan
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Deep earth tones, ploughed fields, leaf mulch. Dried apricots and papaya. Anote reminiscent of old bound books, leather armchairs.
Palate: Spirity at first then those earthy notes come through with hard Harrogatetoffee, ginger snap biscuits and Chantilly cream.
Finish: Lush and lovely.
Comment: Nice stuff, balanced and intriguing.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Malty. Digestive biscuits. An earthy note too. Humus, wet leaves. In time dried fruit (apricot). Old leather.
Palate: Crisp and fizzy. Even prickly. The alcohol bites at first then a toffee sweetness calms the game.
Finish: Dry, leaving a dusty feel.
Comment: Interesting aromatic profile but the alcohol strength makes it too harsh. Water does not soothe it, and that makes it difficult to really appreciate for me.
Visit the distillery
Karuizawa (Closed 2011) Distillery, Naganoken, Kitasakogun, Miyotamachi, Oaza Maseguchi, Japan
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