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A legend of the whisky world, the Karuizawa distillery was opened in 1955 in Miyota, Japan, rather near the active volcano Mount Asama. The distillery housed four small stills and imported Golden Promise barley from Scotland to create their whisky, which was then often aged in Sherry casks. Sadly, the distillery was mothballed in 2001, with their stocks of slowly trickling out to market, where the bottles have become quite the collector's item for whisky enthusiasts. In 2011, the UK-based company Number One Drinks purchased the remaining stocks of Karuizawa’s whisky. When encountering Karuizawa whisky in the wild, we recommend whispering to yourself "Precious, precious Karuizawa..."

Karuizawa Five Decades

70cl, 61.4%

An exciting bottling of Karuizawa single malt whisky, made with whisky spanning five decades of distillation at the now-closed site. It was originally released for the Japanese department store,…  More info

Karuizawa Five Decades

Karuizawa 48 Year Old 1964 (cask 3603)

70cl, 57.7%

This is an extremely rare, extremely old bottling from the exulted Karuizawa distillery in Japan. Aged for just over 48 years in a 400-litre Sherry Oak cask, at the time of bottling, it is the oldest…  More info

Karuizawa 48 Year Old 1964 (cask 3603)

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