Karuizawa

1986, Cask No. 7387

ABV 60.7%
REVIEWED Issue 73
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Specifications
Brand: Karuizawa
Expression: 1986, Cask No. 7387
Type: Japan Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2008
ABV: 60.7%
Country/Region: Japan
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: More wood oils and a general aroma reminiscent of a cooperage:sawdust, oil,grease,woodsmoke. Decent age on this. Cedar,incense with vestiges of smoke and herbs. Pagan
Palate: Smoke surrounded by acacia-like woodiness. Quite firm but enough rich sweetness to hold the wood inbalance. Layered black and semi dried fruits. Thick with an animalic edge to it. Better with water
Finish: Brazil nut
Comment: Unreconstructed macho whisky
8.0
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Spirity, prickly. Wood speaks up then mingles with fruity notes. Sun warmed pine cones,touch of humus. Thencooked prunes
Palate: Not as aggressive as the high strength would suggest.Easy flowing. Cooked fruit again then spices and a drier bitter note
Finish: Dry,dusty,spicy. Getting bitter but leaves a clean taste
Comment: Water does not help as it brings oak forward and enhances bitterness. Too stiff on the palate
7.0
Visit the distillery
Karuizawa (Closed 2011) Distillery, Naganoken, Kitasakogun, Miyotamachi, Oaza Maseguchi, Japan
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