Single Malt Whisky Reviews from Australia

Also tried at Shot Bar Zoetrope in Tokyo, Japan.


Eye: Super dark

Nose: Deep sherry and berry jam, hints of strong coffee. Wood polish and a heavy floral element. Nuts. Sugar. It's all happening. With time the vanilla became more prominent.

Palate: So sweet, sugar malt on first contact. Espresso jelly babies, amazing Christmas spice with orange citrus and earthy notes. Mushroom? Wow.

Finish: Sweet espresso, earthy sweet malt, dark chocolate. Very refined and very "Japanese" in the whisky sense. Superb finish.


Distillery: Karuizawa
Age: 33yr's Old
Region: Japan
Bottler: Number One Drinks Company
Distillation Date: December 1979
Bottling Date: July 2013
Cask: 7752
ABV: 59.9%
Limited: 384



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