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Karuizawa 1960

Overall rating
92.75/100
votes
24
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
01.02.1960
Bottled
01.01.2013
Stated Age
52 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
5627
Number of bottles
41
Strength
51.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Japanese Paper Label
Added on
12 Nov 2012 11:51 pm
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 195000.00

45 × in wishlist

24 × member ratings

22 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Karuizawa 1960

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.75 points

  1. franpincoffee scored this whisky 98 points Expert Senior

    http://whiskycast.com/ratings/karuizawa-1960-single-cask-5627/

    Possibly the oldest Japanese whisky ever bottled at 52 years, the nose is very subtle with a mild oakiness, mango, passion fruit, fig, raisin, and a hint of brandy. The taste remains vibrant and fruity with just a hint of oak, but mango, grapefruit and subtle spicy notes of allspice and thyme give this whisky a unique flavor. The finish is a gentle kiss that lasts and lasts with a subtle hint of spice and tropical fruits. Amazing!

  2. siyahtavsan did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Last price paid @ 29.11.2018 Ravenel 343.000US$. https://www.ravenel.com/cata/lotsIn/f58abb34-855c-4427-a45b-749215f5c1e2

  3. siyahtavsan did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Last price paid for oldest Karuizawa 166.273US$:

    http://www.polyauction.com.hk/en/buy-and-sell/auctions/lot-listings/detail?id=1893&cid=191&parentId=1893&parentCid=191

  4. siyahtavsan did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This bottle was sold 28.08.2015 in Bonhams for 118.000$.

    "A bottle of 1960 Karuizawa sold for $HK918,750 ($118,500) at Bonhams in Hong Kong Friday, setting an auction record for a Japanese whisky"

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-28/japanese-karuizawa-whisky-sets-118-500-auction-record

  5. WhiskyJug scored this whisky 98 points Expert Senior

    Karuizawa 1960/2012 (51.8%, Number One Drinks, sherry, cask #5627, 41 bottles)
    It’s my vintage and there’s never been many 1960s around, even from
    Scotland. I believe it’s the oldest cask they had in Karuizawa’s
    warehouse. It’ll be available only in March next year, but the
    packaging’s already ready and it’s quite beautiful, each bottle carrying
    an individual antique netsuke, netsukes being these kinds of carved
    buttons that the ancient Japanese were using to attach their purses
    (kind of, well, sporrans) to their belts. No ideas about the price yet
    but it just cannot be cheap, can it? Colour: bronze. Nose: awe. Where to
    start? This is quite dry and herbal at very first (and very respectful)
    sniffs, with this feeling of ultra-old cough medicine or
    herbal liqueur, but then it’s more the pinesap that talks, together with
    many less aromatic inhabitants of some of the wildest forests. Right, I
    mean  mushrooms,  moss, fern, more pine needles, chestnut bur, leaves…
    It’s all very amazing and very vivid, at 52 years of age!  Fabulously
    complex mentholated nose… With water: pure magic. To be honest, there
    were a few sharper edges before, all gone! An old aviator’s leather
    jacket just found in the attic. Mouth (neat): this is very silly, in
    fact we’re almost closer to some very, very old wines off very high
    quality. Rivesaltes, Manzanilla, palo cortados, very old Madeira and all
    that jazz. The complexity is astounding, and what’s even
    more astounding is the fact that several fruits start to wake up after
    one or two minutes, including bitter oranges and figs, but the general
    profile becomes rather dry around the middle. Could be a very old and
    very earthy pre-Mao Zedong pu-erh (excuse me). With water: even more of
    all that, but as far as oak is concerned, I feel we’re approaching the
    limits. Having said that, it’s also becoming wonderfully medicinal, in
    ‘an oaky way’. Mint-flavoured liquorice. Finish: long, dry and herbal.
    Comments: I think when you’re trying such an old glory, you have
    to accept a little more oak, just like you won’t expect a perfect Queen
    Of The Night from an otherwise extremely talented 60 years old soprano.
    An emotional  journey. SGP:371 – 93 points.

    whiskyfun.com

  6. LENINOSLO did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    HARD TOO FIND IN COLDY NORWAY. IN NETHERLAND I CAN GET ONE FOR EURO 18000

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