1986, Cask No. 7387

ABV 60.7%
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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
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
Visit the distillery
Karuizawa (Closed 2011) Distillery, Naganoken, Kitasakogun, Miyotamachi, Oaza Maseguchi, Japan
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