Karuizawa 1968

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Vintage Single Cask - Whisky Live Taipei
Stated Age
42 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
61.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Whisky Live Taipei 2010
tw Taiwan
Added on
07 sep 2010 7:48 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 31200.00

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Whisky reviews for Karuizawa 1968

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.43 points.

  1. aphex scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    A rich, complex and fantastic whisky on a lovely dry side.
    • Nose
      Fragrant. Starts with tobacco leaves, earthy notes and precious woods. Sherry notes with dried fruits and oranges. A veil of smoke. Resinous notes, aromatic herbs and mentholated notes after aeration.
    • Taste
      Oily, leathery, earthy and ... dry. Precious woods, dried fruits (figs, prunes, dates), orangey notes, pepper. Tobacco leaves, caramel and mentholated notes. Hints of dark fruits, resinous notes.
    • Finish
      Long, a veil of smoke.

  2. WhiskyJug scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Karuizawa 1968/2010 (61%, OB for LMdW, cask #6955) Five stars

    Okay, there was a 1967 last year (joint bottling between LMdW and TWE) that was ueberfab (WF95). This is a 1968. Yup, let’s keep this short and stupid. Colour: amber. Nose: a symphony for precious woods. Not even brutal at 61% ABV. Figs, dates, mead, dried apricot, then camphor and cured ham. And hundreds of other aromas. With water: a walk in the forest after the rain. And hundreds of other aromas. Mouth (neat): so rich, so punchy, so elegant at the same time! Mint, ginger, cinnamon, prunes, fruitcake and various honeys. Plus hundreds of other flavours. With water: I had thought it would become too woody with dilution, it doesn’t. Yes, and hundreds of… Finish: sadly, yes. Comments: have a sip of this one and you may experience the same feeling as the good Serge G. in this wee movie…

    OK let’s be serious, I believe this wee baby’s just a tad drier and oakier than the 1967 and maybe a tad less smoky, but it’s still stunning. The industry’s former best kept secret stroke again.

    SGP:572 - 94 points.


  3. ovanpuyvelde did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 4580€ at Whisky Auction (September 2017).

  4. Melvin scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    Same whisky as the bottling for LMDW (Cask #6955).


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