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Karuizawa 1967

Overall rating
93.39/100
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107
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Vintage - Single Cask Malt Whisky
Vintage
1967
Bottled
24.08.2009
Stated Age
42 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
6426
Number of bottles
195
Strength
58.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
4560149790768
Bottled for
The Whisky Exchange - 10 Years Online
Market
gb United Kingdom
Added on
22 Nov 2009 9:00 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 17.148,00

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Tastingtags

10 Notes

lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Note
08 Mar 2018 9:34 am
lincolnimp gave this whisky 95 points

Ok after giving this a massive score baring in mind it is the best vintage wink  

https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/37257/glenlivet-1967 (98) 

I need to put it H2H against other whiskies I have rated highly 

https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/9189/tormore-1966-sa (97) 

https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/38818/glenfiddich-1956-it (96)  

https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/10911/longrow-1974-sa (96) 

https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/11867/karuizawa-1967 (95) 

This is a scoring re-evaluation for me to see if I am scoring correctly, a reset if you like.  Only got time to try neat so here goes, the Glenfiddich 1st as it is the most delicate from memory  

Glenfiddich it - Fantastic nose but not as complex on the palate as I remember, still lovely?  

Tormore sa- A young sherry fizz bomb, as its younger there is more fruit, majestic, old glendronach/Glenglassaugh 1st fill cannot hold a candle to this and their high scores appear bogus in comparison.  

Karuizawa 67 - Good but like Glendronach aged stuff not in the same league but this is better than any Gledronach IMHO (I use Glendronach merely to illustrate a highly regarded aged sherry monster), well its at least on par anyway.

Good stuff more bubblegum notes this time. 

Longrow sa - What a nose this has, one of the best, awesome overall, cannot fault this in any way, perfect but my palate has been smashed by this one.   Will need a break for the Glenlivet  so far 

NOSE   1 - Glenfiddich  2 - Longrow  3 - Tormore  4 - Karuizawa

PALATE  1 - Longrow  2 - Tormore  2 - Glenfiddich (equal)  4 - Karuizawa 

At the moment the Glenfiddich and Karuizawa are dropping a point as does the Tormore but the Longrow goes up a point., saying that the nose on the Glenfiddich is at 99p  so where does this Glenlivet fit in? 

OMG, yes it is still 97p verging on 98, cannot decide but it is a work of art, you know what  I cannot really split the Glenlivet and the longrow but I will give the Glenlivet the nod by a whisker. 

Holy Cow, what a surprise. 

Edit 

after much deliberation I left the KZ at 95 and the Glenfiddich at 96 as the nose on this is the best out of anyhing I can remember, its a 98 nose at least maybe 99 on sweet coffee.  The Tormore drops a point almost 2 but its only a single point in front of the KZ. The Longrow goes up a point and well deserved and the Glenlivet stays on top at 98, for now anyway, next week I might think differently remember this H2H is just a snapshot in time.

lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Note
30 Nov 2017 10:29 pm
lincolnimp gave this whisky 95 points

I will now compare this to the Glenfarclas 40 year 105 that I scored at 95 points, whisky like this requires stiff competition to accurately gauge its qualities.

H2H with this GF

https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/9470/glenfarclas-105

 

The nose of the Glenfarclas is more delicate than the KZ and it is more vibrant also but I actually notice a slight bitterness this time that I never noticed before. The bitterness soon goes on the GF with some peat creeping in but its basically more fireworks on the palate but on the whole the Karuizawa has more body and a little more depth of profile. I think the KZ wins this scrap by a whisker so I will revers my original scores meaning 94p for the GF and 95 for the KZ.

lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Review note
30 Nov 2017 10:56 pm
lincolnimp gave this whisky 95 points

There is no doubting the quality here but just slightly in the cask too long but I am nit picking.

A fruit & peaty sherry bomb that shows its age.

Weighted Rate
93
Nose
92
Initial taste
93
Body
95
Finish
94
Price
90
Presentation
92
lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Tasting note
30 Nov 2017 10:09 pm
lincolnimp gave this whisky 95 points
Color
Old oak
Nose

You can smell the wood here and very old cherry of course.

Burnt treacle, balsamic glaze, dark fruit jams, dark plum skins.

Oxo drink, beef but the top layer of meat when cooked and gone slightly crispy.

Something like chocolate orange with plain chocolate.

Whiffs of peat smoke mixed in with dark forest fruits.

A very rich whisky.

Taste

Peat is to the fore here mixed in with black currants , black cherry and black coffee, yes its that heavy.

Not as woody as the nose suggested with some raspberry fizz coming through and the peat just grows and keeps exploding on the tongue.

The fruit grows mixing in with the dark meat and the obvious wood.

A multi layered palate

Finish

Long, with the dark fruits evident to the end, peat is in the background as is the sherbet fizz

Comments

A very nice old Karuizawa

ovanpuyvelde
Expert Senior ovanpuyvelde Note
01 Oct 2017 6:43 pm

This Whisky was sold for 7505€ at Whisky Auction (September 2017).

Prof.Schoof
Expert Senior Prof.Schoof Note
18 Nov 2015 4:34 pm

This Whisky was sold for 9.893 € at Whiskyauction in Nov. 2015

and for 7.305 € in Oct. 2015

japanfan
Member Senior japanfan Note
06 Jun 2015 10:28 pm
japanfan gave this whisky 96 points

sold 13005 euros at whiskyauction in may 2015

barryfox915
Expert Senior barryfox915 Note
14 May 2015 6:51 pm
barryfox915 gave this whisky 85 points

Colour: Light amber.

Nose: On old bold peat smoke, very smooth, with some tannins, a touch of honey, on tangerine and orange, as well as some exotic essences and plums.

Taste: Very smooth, spicy, very fruity, on coriander, tangerine, bitter orange, ginger, sandalwood and some tannins. The finish is medium, spicy, smooth and mellow, on coriander, tangerine and some tannins.

General Impression: A very nice and very old Karuizawa, clean and intense, with the wood well contained for its age.

http://www.whisky-news.com/En/tasting13.html#11dec09

 

 

WhiskyJug
Expert Senior WhiskyJug Note
02 Mar 2014 8:02 pm
WhiskyJug gave this whisky 99 points

Karuizawa 1967/2009 (58.4%, OB for La Maison du Whisky, cask #6426, 229 bottles) and Karuizawa 1967/2009 (58.4%, OB for The Whisky Exchange 10th anniversary, cask #6426) Star5.jpg A cask that’s been shared between these two famous high-end whisky retailers that are Paris’ LMdW and London’s TWE. Colour: dark amber. Nose: this oldie is much more ‘tertiary’ than the 1972 when neat, much more on old leather, precious wood, dry sherry, pipe tobacco, Cuban cigars (in truth, a whole humidor), cedar wood, cough syrup, plum jam, very old Armagnac, a little tar, even whiffs of engine oil… What an amazing complexity! With water: it’s got everything an old sherried wonder can have. Spectacular whiffs of aniseed and dill, a little more beefy notes, absolutely no sulphur whatsoever. Enough said. Mouth (neat): unexpectedly nervous, with a big but beautiful oakiness (typical notes of pine resin than one can find in very, very old whiskies), a lot of walnut liqueur, bitter chocolate, cherry stem tea, chewing tobacco, heavy liquorice, prunes, green tea from the oak, blackcurrant leaves tea… With water: I’m speechless. One of these very old pu-erh teas (yes, I know pu-erh is Chinese, not Japanese). Finish: very long, superbly dry (coffee) and spicy (cloves) as well as beautifully raisiny. Some menthol. Comments: once again, this baby reminds me of some old Springbanks. Say of the best sherried ‘Local Barleys’, if that rings a bell to you. A Japanese masterpiece but the 1972 was close! SGP:473 - 95 points.


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01 Feb 2010 7:08 pm
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