Ichiro's Choice Karuizawa Sherry Influence 1983 Whisky Review
Another gem from Shot Bar Zoetrope in Tokyo.
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.
Age: 24yr's Old
Distillation Date: 1983
Bottling Date: 2007
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.