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Karuizawa 1981

Overall rating
91.71/100
votes
37
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Vintage - Single Cask Malt Whisky
Vintage
1981
Bottled
01.09.2011
Calculated age
30 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
2634
Number of bottles
523
Strength
55.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
26 Sep 2011 12:01 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 4675,00

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Category Rating
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Tastingtags

5 Notes

autowatch092
Expert Senior autowatch092 Note
27 Jun 2015 11:51 am
autowatch092 gave this whisky 94 points

Colour: Mahogany Nose: Prunes in bacon, dark chocolate fudge, orange marmalade, tobacco, cinnamon, hints of balsamic vinegar to name but a few. Palate: Gentle smoke, prunes, black currants, dark chocolate, strong tea, cinnamon, hints of nutmeg. Finish: Very long, fruity and slightly dry and smoky Overall: After a very gentle start on the palate, this dram almost bursts into a taste explosion. There is a lot to explore in this malt, also the nose grows larger than Pinocchio’s after a while

http://www.dramming.com/2012/05/20/karuizawa-19812011-cask-2634/

Prof.Schoof
Expert Senior Prof.Schoof Note
17 Feb 2015 9:33 am

This Whisky was sold for 1.570 € at Whiskyauction in Feb. 2015

Titi94
Expert Senior Titi94 Note
05 Feb 2014 9:36 pm
Titi94 gave this whisky 93 points

Tasting Notes by Dramming.com:

Colour: Mahogany.
Nose: Prunes in bacon, dark chocolate fudge, orange marmalade, tobacco, cinnamon, hints of balsamic vinegar to name but a few.
Palate: Gentle smoke, prunes, black currants, dark chocolate, strong tea, cinnamon, hints of nutmeg.
Finish: Very long, fruity and slightly dry and smoky.
Overall: After a very gentle start on the palate, this dram almost bursts into a taste explosion. There is a lot to explore in this malt, also the nose grows larger than Pinocchio’s after a while.
Score: 94/100.
Titi94
Expert Senior Titi94 Note
20 Jul 2013 10:03 pm
Titi94 gave this whisky 93 points

Découvert et goûté au salon VIP du Whisky Live Paris 2011.

Noté 92/100 par les Malt Maniacs.
Médaille d'or aux WWA 2011.
johnfool
Member Senior johnfool Note
02 Feb 2012 11:04 am
johnfool gave this whisky 93 points

Commentaire Maison du Whisky:
Couleur : acajou à reflets rougeâtres.Nez : envoûtant, émouvant. Son boisé noble évoque la poussière en suspension qu`un rai de lumière met en valeur. La fève de cacao, la toile émeri confirment cette sensation poudrée. Puis, changement de décor, des raisins noirs, des mûres et des myrtilles mettent en valeur la qualité et la complexité de son fruité.Bouche : fine, racée. Elle redouble d`élégance, les raisins, devenus secs, côtoient des oranges sanguines. La bouche est enrobée par un tapis de mousse recouvert d`épices nobles (cardamome, coriandre, girofle). Saline, elle brille par les qualités revigorantes et salivantes de ses amers.Finale : savoureuse, délicate. Les fruits noirs sont devenus rouge vif (fraise des bois, groseille). Le chocolat et la noisette vont de pair avec des figues et des dattes fraîches. Des notes florales (pivoine, tilleul) et herbacées nous ramènent aux premiers jours de l`été. Plus tard, de la réglisse et du tabac à pipe émanent du verre vide.

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