Ichiro's Choice Karuizawa Sherry Influence 1983 Whisky Review

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Another gem from Shot Bar Zoetrope in Tokyo.

Notes

Eye: Deep caramel

Nose: Sherry with heavy espresso, thickened cream, and dark chocolate. Hints of berries, but also something almost fungal? Quite earthy.

Palate: Very sweet on first contact with an explosion of apple and espresso.

Finish: Heads to espresso town, quite dry on the outset. Lots of dark chocolate, spiced fruit and apple to complement the malt finish.

Details

Distillery: Karuizawa
Age: 24yr's Old
Region: Japan
Distillation Date: 1983
Bottling Date: 2007
Cask: #8601
ABV: 59%
Limited: 17 of 131

I had been waiting a very long time to try Karuizawa, and I wasn't disappointed. It is truly brilliant whisky. The prices these days are off the charts but that is to be expected when demand far exceeds supply and the product is of such high quality.

Sláinte!