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Karuizawa 1967

Overall rating
93.36/100
votes
110
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

€ 18307,00

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Whisky Reviews for Karuizawa 1967

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.36 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    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.

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    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.

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      94 94

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    A very nice old Karuizawa
    • 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

  5. ovanpuyvelde did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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

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

    This Whisky was sold for 9.893 € at Whiskyauction in Nov. 2015and for 7.305 € in Oct. 2015

  7. japanfan scored this whisky 96 points Member Senior

    sold 13005 euros at whiskyauction in may 2015

  8. barryfox915 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    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

     

     

  9. WhiskyJug scored this whisky 99 points Expert Senior

    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)

    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.whiskyfun.com

  10. st7 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    same as http://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies.php?merkid=173&whiskyid=11246

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