Karuizawa 1982

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Geisha Label
Stated Age
27 years old
1st Fill Sherry Cask
56.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
10th Anniversary of The Whisky Exchange Online
gb United Kingdom
Added on
19 nov 2009 2:24 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 18195.39

22 × in wishlist

95 × member ratings

105 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Karuizawa 1982

7 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.80 points.

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Lacks a bit of characterm dark fruits, toffee, sherry

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 83 points Photo Moderator

    Not convincing
    • Nose
      82 82
      Leather couch, shoe box, hints of cardboard, difficult to smell anything else
    • Taste
      84 84
      Creamy, subtle sweetness, chocolate, more of a new leather couch, little meaty, beef boullon, toffee
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium long, warm, more coffee and toffee

  3. el Gato scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Lovely nose. Sherry, of course. Dried fruits, plums. Blackcurrants. No sulphur?
    • Taste
      Yes, Sulphur. Does cover some of the other tastes. Needs more time. The dark berries are here again. Christmas cake. Fruits that are on the verge of over matured. Drying development
    • Finish
      Medium to long. A hint of smoke. Metallic/Sour to. Still, a good finish!

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Price point for release price.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Its nice for sure but I cannot decide whether its jut supremely smooth or even at 56% underpowered which is strange one, taste wise it is very nice.
    • Nose
      Resinous almost winey, plum, prune, black cherry, salted caramel, raisins,
    • Taste
      Loads of stewed fruits with a hint of cleaning fluid but its ok, rich fruit cake, garibaldi biscuits, , hint of grape , very nice fruity type of peat.
    • Finish
      Good medium length

  6. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 2.255 € at Whiskyauction in Oct. 2015and for 2.000 € in Aug. 2015

  7. Furtia scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. Dede scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    This whisky has been beautifully opened since November and has given me a real happiness. The rubbery notes disappeared, it remains a huge Japanese sherry monster. But it remains heavy and the mouth is very hot without water. Not to propose to the first comer so!
    • Nose
      Oxidation did a good job. The nose is a little alcoholic, but the smell of rubber that I was so tired has almost disappeared. It remains a faint echo, and the gourmet and vinous notes of sherry finally express themselves fully. And good sherry, full of dried fruits (nuts), rancio, milk chocolate, coffee, plus varnish typical of the Japanese. Superb. With water: even more greedy, with the addition of organic notes (mushrooms).
    • Taste
      The mouth remains overpowering and oily, with organic flavors (black mushrooms) and vinous. A dash of water is needed: yes, it's better. A nice acidity appears on the attack (orange juice), then the mouth develops on the dark chocolate while the oak expresses on the spices (ginger, cinnamon). And surprise, at the end of the mouth, a hint of peanut smoked.
    • Finish
      Long, asses, but fresher than the mouth (the sensation that leaves a menthol Kool on the palate), it ends on notes of plum.


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