Number One Drinks Company


Cask #7290, 1972, 37 Years Old

ABV 65%
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Brand: Karuizawa, Number One Drinks Company
Expression: Cask #7290, 1972, 37 Years Old
Type: Japan Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 37 years old
ABV: 65%
Country/Region: Japan
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Number One Drinks Company
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Big coconut note mixed with perfumed notes, resin, sequoia then the citrus oils and a touch of smoke. Highly concentrated. With water there’s buttery oak and cigar box.
Palate: Surprisingly soft and supple for the strength. Good wood interaction. Robust and sherried. Supple and clean with a light leathery touch.
Finish: Grippy.
Comment: Glossy and substantial with a slightly bitter undertow.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Spirity, prickly. The alcohol bite is so aggressive. Maybe a floral note.Some mint too? After a while, the alcohol settles down and leads way to toffee and a citrussy note.
Palate: Burning at first, then a sweet malty flavour prevents the tastebuds from being totally numb. Oak grip.
Finish: Still warm with a bitter oaky note.
Comment: Too oaky? Too young? Both? It certainly cleans a blocked nose but where is the enjoyment?
Visit the distillery
Karuizawa (Closed 2011) Distillery, Naganoken, Kitasakogun, Miyotamachi, Oaza Maseguchi, Japan
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