Karuizawa 1982

Overall rating
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
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 5576.31

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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

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Brilliant karuizawa, orange chocolate sherry no sulphur, excellent

  2. very_bad_day scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    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
    • Nose
      Bourbon monster! Vanilla, creme brulee, pink grapefruit, tangerine, clove, star anise, dark chocolate, damp wood.
    • Taste
      Always this profile bourbon, caramel, spices, citrus (orange this time), pear, bitter chocolate. It's very sweet if you can play with water.
    • Finish
      Long. On pink grapefruit and dark chocolate.

  3. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    ‘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+.

  4. prometheus scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    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.


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