Karuizawa 2000

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sea Dragon
Sherry Butt
64.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
La Maison du Whisky
Added on
07 May 2013 1:35 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 9087.69

23 × in wishlist

72 × member ratings

141 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Karuizawa 2000

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.09 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    Pretty powerful and good - water recommended
    • Nose
      88 88
      Hazel nuts, dried fruits, raisins, cooked apples, little toffee, cinnamon, brown sugar, sherry, hints of solvent
    • Taste
      89 89
      Very punchy, oily, subtle sweetness, fruity, apples, pears, little citric, spices, pepper, oak wood
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, warm, zesty, spicy, little leafy, herbal touch

  2. JimHennaert scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Tried a sample of this whisky. Powerfull and very tasty whisky! Looking forward to trying it again!

  3. wisekycourse scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nose, wood, freshness of fruit, a little glue !!
    • Nose
      strong glue, moistened wood, strong spices too, then mold appears, then sherry return, with the dust, the baked and macerated grapes!

  4. Marcallan38yo did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    This botlle was sold 1050,00€ on The Whisky Auction Society (WAS) in March 2017

  5. Claudio + Cats scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A bit ordinary for a Karuizawa. Have already drunk better. The Cask Strength 3rd is clearly cheaper, but I think a lot better. He has a certain sharpness and a sharp finish. There is some disturbing off-taste there, which I can not classify. He is reminiscent of comagatake. I find too expensive, but it was interesting to try the. Did fun so far anyway, it's after all a Karuizawa. Of sherry you do not notice much, as a Kavalan Moscatel is clearly superior.

  6. Jeep51 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Without interest
    • Nose
      Bad. A lot of glue and alcohol. Some notes of Mirabelle plum and fresh pear but it is very poor. Almond, vanilla and frangipane.
    • Taste
      In the continuity of the nose unfortunately, it is very alcoholic and unbalanced. Brandy, glue. A little green fruit. Very organic and spicy.
    • Finish
      Long but unpleasant with lots of organic notes.

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

    This Whisky was sold for 970 € at Whiskyauction in Apr. 2015

  8. djork scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. Mushinico scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. ASWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    an exciting Karuizawa
    whose flavors can not fully develop
    because of the unusual for Karuizawa alcohol note
    This alcohol note may not be noticed elsewhere
    the dull subtle notes of a karuizawa
    But she takes the sensual

    I feel how good he could be ...
    In fact, I've messed up the rest with a few drops of water
    the nose rather bad
    the exotic spice comes better in the mouth
    and chocolate is more superficial
    in the finish, the plum is much more intense
    if that is better .. I can judge with the quantity only badly
    I think so, a little more eroticism in the mouth
    キ ス: 私 は 非常 に 心 か ら ア ン ケ に 感謝 し た い と 思 い ま す:
    • Nose
      directly after pouring:
      alcohol grade
      Flashback to Meditonsin (subtle tasting soft medicine)

      after 5-10 minutes:
      dried plums
      soft spicy plum jam
      old damp leather
      road dust
      Alcohol note remains
      lots of malt sweetness on damp wood
      delicate salt note
    • Taste
      brown malt sweetness
      dark brown chocolate
      old sweaty leather
      lightly burnt prunes
      brown sugar cane
      fine bitterness
      here too an alcohol note
    • Finish
      medium to long
      dark dry chocolate
      a bit of smoke in the throat
      again an alcohol note
      Raisins in chocolate powder
      malt sweetness
      homemade tobacco in the sweet skin of a plum


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