Aged 12 Years

ABV 40%
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Brand: Karuizawa
Expression: Aged 12 Years
Type: Japan Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
Year of bottling: 2002
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Japan
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Sherry. Peaches. Raisins. Lemon skins. Lemon pith.
Palate: Firm. Emphatic malty sweetness, then leafy dryness. Earthy. A hint of peat. Also some oak.
Finish: Crisp to the point of being sudden.
Comment: I found myself writing some of the same descriptors as I did 15 or 20 years ago. That says something for the consistency of this product.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Malty, leathery with some soft fruit and a slightly feinty note. Water brings out smoky notes oak, vanilla.
Palate: Some smokiness here as well though a fairly dry mid-palate. Water thins it very disappointingly.
Finish: A little feinty.
Comment: Disappointing. Seems to have the elements of a good whisky but nothing has knitted.
Visit the distillery
Karuizawa (Closed 2011) Distillery, Naganoken, Kitasakogun, Miyotamachi, Oaza Maseguchi, Japan
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