Karuizawa 1981

Overall rating
91.83/100
votes
87
Whiskybase ID
WB44300
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Noh Whisky
Vintage
1981
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
31 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
348
Number of bottles
207
Strength
58.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
7466871100127
Added on
05 sep 2013 11:32 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 24845.65

27 × in wishlist

87 × member ratings

95 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Karuizawa 1981

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.83 points.

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 96 points Photo Moderator

    This is just like a whole dessert buffet - complex, balanced, no off-note - matching my preferred sherry profile - close to perfection! (just not affordable - tasted from a sample)
    • Nose
      96 96
      Truck loads of dried fruits, prunes, plums, molasses, sugar, cane, acacia honey, fine sherry wood, cooked fruits, jam, spices, nutmeg - outstanding!
    • Taste
      97 97
      Little punchy, oily, creamy, sweet, more dried and cooked fruits, tons of honey, spices, fine woody notes, oranges, apricots, chocolate - almost perfect!
    • Finish
      95 95
      Long, warm, fruity, still good and balanced sweetness, spicyness, long and fine woody notes - great!

  2. SAND scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Appearance: Medium to dark mahogany colour.
    Nose: Lots of sweet, old mahogany wood, green tea, liquorice, sherry like sweetness, old wood cabinet, dried orange peel. Amazing nose already before adding water (97)
    Taste: Wow! Intense and sweet, a fantastic sherried cask strength whisky.
    With water actually appears a bit drier and spicier! (96)
    Total: 96 points.
    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      96 96

  3. Black Widow did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    62nd Scotch Whisky Auction (June 2016): 2000, - pounds

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

    This Whisky was sold for 3.455 € at Whiskyauction in May 2015

  5. ChungLin scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    A very complex cask with rich sherry sweetness, balanced by exotic spices and a touch of smoke and salt. Not too dry and oaky, very very high quality . There are many good and rare nohs, but this baby can easily be best of best in the series. 

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