17 Years Old

ABV 40%
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Brand: Karuizawa
Expression: 17 Years Old
Type: Japan Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 17 years old
Year of bottling: 2002
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Japan
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Weighty with almost carbonised notes (roasted nut/burnt almond), cooking chocolate, leather, fruit cake, spice and some smoke (turf/moss).
Palate: Soft, ripe and fruity with that burnt edge. Malaga. Soft, rounded and slightly dry. Good balance.
Finish: Dry with a nodule of sweetness. Good length and power.
Comment: Well-made and best neat, when that rich spirit comes through.
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Earthy. Riesling. Linseed oil.
Palate: Sweetish. Chocolatey. Sliced toasted almonds.
Finish: Warming. Soothing.
Comment: Pleasant as a 'dessert whisky', but lacks complexity.
Visit the distillery
Karuizawa (Closed 2011) Distillery, Naganoken, Kitasakogun, Miyotamachi, Oaza Maseguchi, Japan
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