Karuizawa Vintage 1977 - Single Sherry Butt No.4010
A beautifully presented single malt from a cask obtained from the closed distillery Karuizawa. Distilled in 1977 and aged for 35 years in a First fill sherry cask (number 4010) then bottled in 2012 at full cask strength as part of the Geisha series. Geisha are traditional Japanese artists who are professionals in music, singing, dancing and social networking. Only the most beautiful and smartest young girls can be selected for apprentices of Geisha and they have to go through many years’ tough training to be the mastership. Geisha are well respected in Japan and seen as safeguards to Japanese traditional art.
Karuizawa Distillery was established in 1955 in the foothills of Mount Asama, an active volcano. The area is a popular mountain resort to the north-west of Tokyo and the distillery is the highest in Japan at 850 meters above sea level.
The environment is idea for whisky production, enjoying low temperatures and high humidity. Production of single malt whisky at the distillery ceased in 2000.
Single cask releases from Karuizawa distillery have picked up numerous awards in recent years.
Selected and bottled by Number One Drinks Company Limited
- 65.9% vol
- Cask No: 4010
- No of Bottles: 1 of 427
Winning Bid: £ 2,950.00Reserve met