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Karuizawa Spirit of Asama

Overall rating
87.36/100
votes
179
Whiskybase ID
WB37720
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2012
Strength
55.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060188980810
Bottled for
The Whisky Exchange
Added on
15 Nov 2012 9:06 pm

Average value

€ 2210.14

31 × in wishlist

179 × member ratings

384 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Karuizawa Spirit of Asama

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.36 points

  1. nallacam scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      A hint of sulfur, workshop, pickles, mahogany, lovage, caramel, light umami
    • Taste
      89 89
      intense, tobacco, dates, chocolate
    • Finish
      87 87
      medium length, light, mild

  2. huseeraaja scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. pianoman scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fresh earth, lemon, woodruff. Old woodshed. Light yeast wheat. Behind it apples, apricots and a little mint.
    • Taste
      Malt, red peppercorns. Black bread with apricot jam. Milk chocolate, a hint of nougat. Espresso.

  4. spigray scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. spigray scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    very good, and when I think of the time when you could buy this one at 75 eu.......
    88/100
    • Nose
      dark sherry nose with sultanas, rubber, chocolate, nuts and a little oak. stewed apples, allspice, cinnamon and some toffee.
    • Taste
      with a little bit of water: nice toffee notes, sultanas, dark chocolate, leather, earth. relatively dry, very pleasant.
    • Finish
      long on leathery and a little peppery notes

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 81 points Moderator

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 81 points Moderator

    Heavy, dusty, but I do not like the sweaty socks profile, and it's way too expensive for what it is, I mean you can have the very same profile with some cheaper bottles of Springbank from the 90s
    • Nose
      Old oak wood, old books, little dusty, hints of toffee, but still rather dry, little leathery, dark fruits
    • Taste
      Very oily, thick, mellow, liquorice, sherry wood, hints of sulphur, sweaty socks, little sweetness, just little fruitiness
    • Finish
      Long and burning, zesty, a tad bitter

  8. maltaholic scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. maltaholic scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    It is a pity that these whiskys hardly exist anymore.
    • Nose
      Fruity sherry nose, a light spice. Pickled raisins.
    • Taste
      A first sip then reveals the complexity. The barrel comes out, paired with soft sherry. Very light vanilla, leather, red apples, plum jam.
    • Finish
      Long, fruity finish.

  10. kimmosuo scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The price of the bottle was about 100€ in 2013.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

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