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Karuizawa 1981

Overall rating
89.30/100
votes
25
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 8:41 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 4710,49

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40 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Karuizawa 1981

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.30 points

  1. jjkmlss scored this whisky 67 points Expert Junior

    This is literally the worst 25+ whisky I've ever had. What's wrong with those who rate this gunpowder barrel 90+? If you like this why don't you just drink pure sulfur soaked Vodka?

    Nose: Tons of gunpowder, plum, poppy seed, orange and PURE ALCOHOL.

    Palate: EXTREMELY sulphurous and gunpowder-like, almost no other notes. Maybe, I mean maybe some orange, plum, Chinese Bacon, figs, herbs and over-cooked pecan. Quite alcoholic, the alc is just there taking thunder from every other element except sulphur.

    Body: Medium, the worst alcohol integration ever. I've seen this on Kavalan S06 batch and 10yo Edradour single casks, you can almost taste Spiritus vodka out. and the body's actually quite light, though whiskyaboos claims this to be heavy.

    Finish: mid-long with chocolate and fungus.

    EWWWWW

  2. jjkmlss scored this whisky 67 points Expert Junior

    This is literally the worst 25+ whisky I've ever had. What's wrong with those who rate this gunpowder barrel 90+? If you like this why don't you just drink pure sulfur soaked Vodka?

    Nose: Tons of gunpowder, plum, poppy seed, orange and PURE ALCOHOL.

    Palate: EXTREMELY sulphurous and gunpowder-like, almost no other notes. Maybe, I mean maybe some orange, plum, Chinese Bacon, figs, herbs and over-cooked pecan. Quite alcoholic, the alc is just there taking thunder from every other element except sulphur.

    Body: Medium, the worst alcohol integration ever. I've seen this on Kavalan S06 batch and 10yo Edradour single casks, you can almost taste Spiritus vodka out. and the body's actually quite light, though whiskyaboos claims this to be heavy.

    Finish: mid-long with chocolate and fungus.

    EWWWWW

  3. el Gato scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • 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. 

  4. jsa.jsa scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

    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.!
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      94 94

  5. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Sherry explosion! Ok there is a bit of sulphur rubber gunpowder like a caroni karuizawa hybrid but very enjoyable nonetheless

  6. rrr-wisc scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    There's no need to cover up for such product. If a distillery bottles spirit on this level and sell people for more than $5000, there's something seriously wrong with morality.

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

    This Whisky was sold for 2.505 € at Whiskyauction in Aug. 2015and for 1.375 € in Feb. 2015

  8. zby0001 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  9. Georges scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      94 94

  10. Georges scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    One of the best whiskies I ever tried...
    • Nose
      Sherry, earthy, oranges, marmalade, chocolate
    • Taste
      Sherry, spicy, very rich, burnt rubber
    • Finish
      Long, terry, nuts

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