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Karuizawa 1964

Karuizawa 1964, 48 years old

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For Wealth Solutions, Poland […]

Karuizawa is one of my favorite distillery. It has appeared on the blog many times before. I also mentioned about Karuizawa 1964 for Wealth Solutions, eg. at this link. I posted there a video about the launch of this single malt, I recommend it as an introduction to this post. [caption id=attachment_4462 align=alignnone width=801] Karuizawa 1964[/caption] Karuizawa 1964 was distilled on 1st August 1964 and bottled on 24th December 2012 roku, with 57,7% ABV. Whisky matured 48 years in sherry cask no. 3603. Obviously we have: natural colour, cask strength and un-chillfiltered. [caption id=attachment_4463 align=alignnone width=801] Karuizawa 1964[/caption] I have a sample of this Karuizawa for a longer time, but I hadnt the right time to try one of the oldest single malts from Japan. As this year I did not go to the Limburg Whisky Fair, I decided to compensate it with tasting of Karuizawa 1964. [caption id=attachment_4464 align=alignnone width=801] Karuizawa 1964[/caption] [caption id=attachment_4465 align=alignnone width=801] Karuizawa 1964[/caption] C: dark amber with a delicate red glare, chestnut; N: starts sweet, liqueurish, with honey, the nose is very balanced, surprisingly there is no overwhelming impact of sherry, often found in whisky aged in casks after this wine; a whole bunch of fruits: cherries, plums, peaches, apricots, overripe oranges, then both milk and dark chocolate, further fruits again, this time candied; raisins, figs, dates, smoke, tobacco, earth, leather seats, mint; everything is beautifully put together and constantly intertwined, basically 57.7% ABV reinforces smells here, because alcohol is not noticeable; T: mmmmm, beautiful, oily, intense, full and rich, Karuizawa immediately covers the entire mouth, accurately reproduces the smell, lots of fruits: cherries, plums, peaches and apricots, grapefruit; traces of ginger with bitterness, also here I have figs and dates, mint; traces of...

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