Karuizawa

1974, Aged 31 Years

ABV 65%
REVIEWED Issue 56
Specifications
Brand: Karuizawa
Expression: 1974, Aged 31 Years
Type: Japan Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 65%
Country/Region: Japan
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
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Karuizawa (Closed 2011) Distillery, Naganoken, Kitasakogun, Miyotamachi, Oaza Maseguchi, Japan
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Very savoury with high intensity thanks to the alcohol. Old chocolate, tomato ketchup, wood varnish, raisin and prune, roast chestnut.
Palate: Decent mid-palate sweetness. Liquorice water, dandelion and burdock, pot pourri.
Finish: Fades quickly.
Comment: Just old and by now lacking balance.
7.0
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Spirity. Waves of liquorice. Freshly squeezed oak juice? Hint of candied chestnut purée.
Palate: Bittersweet. Very oaky. Spicy. A touch of coffee toffee. But alcohol harshness makes the tastebuds incomfortable. And water releases more bitterness.
Finish: Dry, bitter, oaky.
Comment: Can't see the point in offering such an unbalanced oaky profile. It is whisky we want to enjoy, not a wood infusion.
6.8
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