- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Noh Whisky
- Stated Age
- 29 years old
- Number of bottles
- 58.8 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottled for
- The Whisky Exchange
- Added on
- 03 Nov 2012 1:09 pm
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84 × member ratings
117 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Karuizawa 1982
4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.78 points
- Brilliant karuizawa, orange chocolate sherry no sulphur, excellent
- It took more than a year for this whisky to open and unfold its true aromatic palette. Finally we discover are real face. Patience is a virtue and it pays. 88/100 => 92/100
Bourbon monster! Vanilla, creme brulee, pink grapefruit, tangerine, clove, star anise, dark chocolate, damp wood.
Always this profile bourbon, caramel, spices, citrus (orange this time), pear, bitter chocolate. It's very sweet if you can play with water.
Long. On pink grapefruit and dark chocolate.
- ‘Japanese bourbon’
N: Ginger, aniseed, white/punk pepper corns, bourbon fruits, bitter/sweet woodiness, flint, grapefruit/lemon/peardrops, dried raspberries, tannic blackberry skin, caramel and Wham bars. Huge bourbon influence.
T: Sweet, fresh, spicy wood arrival, switching to big caramel and sweet citrus. More flint, fruit spice, fruity toffee and woody dark chocolate throughout. Like so many karuizawa’s, its all about the quality of the wood, this cask having had a huge influence on the rugged spirit.
F: Chalky, drying, vanilla, witch-hazel and the chocolate wood lingers. Grapefruit infused chocolate wood and cement at the death
C: A well presented whisky which in a blind taste i may well have called it a bourbon, a Buffalo Trace bourbon if pushed. Another Karuizawa im pleased to try but not to buy [at todays prices]. Id recommend some of the Thomas H Handy releases over this.
Scores a B+.
- first aproach:
leather, tobacco, spices, coffee, coco, wood (pine?), hints of honey, vanilla (bourbon cask).
very intense, full of texture.
(quite expensive, too.)
gotta work on this whisky and improve these tastingnotes.