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Karuizawa 1981

Overall rating
90.30/100
votes
22
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Vintage - Single Cask Malt Whisky
Vintage
1981
Bottled
21.10.2011
Calculated age
30 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
7924
Strength
56.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
La Maison Du Whisky
Added on
18 Apr 2012 8:17 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 4614,37

22 × member ratings

Level Username Rating
Expert Senior macallan
95
Expert Senior bestofwhiskies.com
93
Connoisseur Georges
93
Expert Senior spleen
92
Expert Senior zby0001
92
Expert Senior el Gato
91
Member Junior jsa.jsa
91
Expert Senior Matsuro
91
Expert Senior ALouis
91
Expert Junior Buzz
90
Expert Senior Ebisu
90
Expert Senior Raremalt61
90
Expert Senior johnmarrinan
90
Member Senior likeswhisky
90
Specialist hnorjordet
89
Member Junior trumpetlars
89
Expert Senior whiskas
89
Expert Senior Rimac
89
Expert Senior Watanabe
89
Expert Junior Tamatsu
89
Expert Senior Kiezentriebwein
88
Expert Senior pagan
87

39 × in collection

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Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1
Category Rating
Nose
22
Taste
23
Finish
23
Balance
22

Tastingtags

7 Notes

el Gato
Expert Senior el Gato Tasting note
07 Nov 2017 7:33 pm
el Gato gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Brown sherry
Nose

Sherry!! Teak oil. Bitter oranges. Old cellar. Prunes. Paint.

Taste

Smoky. Cherries. DRY DRY DRY!. Burnt notes for sure. Still bitter.

Finish

Jammy. Meaty. Thick like tar. Metallic end. 

Comments
jsa.jsa
Member Junior jsa.jsa Review note
29 Jun 2015 10:45 am
jsa.jsa gave this whisky 91 points

Pretty unique taste and only to those who appreciates it will love this. It has a burnt rubbery smell to it but that is the finish that i esp love about this cask.!

Weighted Rate
90.8
Nose
91
Initial taste
88
Body
93
Finish
94
Price
88
Presentation
88
While I can't walk on water, I can certainly wobble on whisky My Market My Collection
Prof.Schoof
Expert Senior Prof.Schoof Note
17 Feb 2015 9:07 am

This Whisky was sold for 2.505 € at Whiskyauction in Aug. 2015

and for 1.375 € in Feb. 2015

zby0001
Expert Senior zby0001 Review note
08 Sep 2014 2:00 pm
zby0001 gave this whisky 92 points
Weighted Rate
92
Nose
93
Initial taste
93
Body
93
Finish
92
Price
85
Presentation
93
Talisker & Brora & Lagavulin & Glendronach
Georges
Connoisseur Georges Review note
17 Aug 2014 9:06 pm
Georges gave this whisky 93 points
Weighted Rate
93
Nose
94
Initial taste
94
Body
94
Finish
94
Price
88
Presentation
90
Georges
Connoisseur Georges Tasting note
17 Aug 2014 9:08 pm
Georges gave this whisky 93 points
Color
Brown sherry
Nose

Sherry, earthy, oranges, marmalade, chocolate

Taste

Sherry, spicy, very rich, burnt rubber

Finish

Long, terry, nuts

Comments

One of the best whiskies I ever tried...

ALouis
Expert Senior ALouis Note
25 Mar 2013 6:54 pm
ALouis gave this whisky 91 points

Un Karuizawa typique, très sherry: 

de belles notes terreuses, un peu de fumée, de l`orange, du chocolat, un peu de vernis, de la noix, des épices et une finale moyenne.

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