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Memories of Karuizawa, 1999, Cask 879

Memories of Karuizawa, 1999, Cask 879

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(93 points)

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Karuizawa is one of my favorite distilleries and the blog has already hosted it (e.g. Karuizawa 1981 Cask 2042, Karuizawa 1976 Cask 7818). Today I have the pleasure to spend time with Memories of Karuizawa. We have here 1999 vintage, 13 years old, cask 879 and 62,9% ABV. It’s hard to imagine anything more beautiful then natural color, unchillfiltered, cask strength and single cask. I bought this bottle in December 2012 and in principle I have tasted it only once or twice. Today I have a good opportunity to do it again.

Memories of Karuizawa, 1999, Cask 879

Memories of Karuizawa, 1999, Cask 879

Memories of Karuizawa, 1999, Cask 879

Memories of Karuizawa, 1999, Cask 879

Memories of Karuizawa, 1999, Cask 879

Memories of Karuizawa, 1999, Cask 879

C: very dark, coca-cola, eggplant – perhaps the darkest whisky I have drunk (I refer only to the natural color),

N: och… beautiful, very intense sherry, liqueur, herbs, lots of sweet, caramel, hot cherry pie with whipped cream, figs, raisins, leather armchairs, there is also quite a lot of smoke, after adding water everything enhances, more mint, lemon and some freshly cut grass appears,

T: explosion of flavors, oily, very lively, a lot of fruits – berries, cherries and plums, dried apricot, there is also a bit of lemon and mint, and besides that there is dark chocolate, cocoa, slightly spicy with a mild bitterness, after adding water we have ginger and more bitterness,

F: long, fruity with traces of dark chocolate.

Score: 93.

Memories of Karuizawa, 1999, Cask 879

Memories of Karuizawa, 1999, Cask 879

Once again, I must admit that I really regret that Karuizawa no longer creates whisky. Indeed, it will soon be the only memories. Memories of Karuizawa, vintage 1999, cask 879 is an excellent single malt. Alcohol is perfectly harmonized and despite the 62.9% ABV you can taste this single malt even without dilution. Love it!


Comments (2)

  1. Miano

    6 March 2014 / 23:27

    Czy to cudo można dostać w Polsce? Ktoś to importuje? I jeszcze jedno pytanko… jak z cena? 😀 Z góry dziekuje za odpowiedź

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    • LukLovesWhisky

      16 March 2014 / 14:18

      Nie wiem czy Karuizawa dostępna jest w sklepach w Polsce. Raczej w to wątpię. Karuizawę widziałem na lotnisku na Okęciu, zdaje się że składającą się z 3 lub 4 beczek. Cena… ok. 1500 zł – nie zdecydowałem się 🙂 Destylarnia już nie produkuje, właścicielem pozostałych, niewielkich zapasów jest Number One Drinks Company z Anglii. To co występuje na rynku to mało dostępne rarytasy, wszystko drogie, coraz droższe. Najlepsze Karuizawy to single cask, ale też istnieje tańsza alternatywa w postaci Karuizawy Asama. To jest zestawienie kilku beczek w młodszą Karuizawą, też niezłe, na pewno zrobię wpis na jej temat. W naszych sklepach też zdaje się niedostępna, trzeba szukać w sklepach online. Whisky z pewnością godna poszukiwań.

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