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Overall rating
90.30/100
votes
12
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Dark, mysterious and seductive
Vintage
21.07.1993
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
Refill sherry butt
Casknumber
132.3
Number of bottles
344
Strength
61.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
18 Jan 2014 6:54 pm by cuhp
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 3.500,00

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Whisky Reviews for Karuizawa 1993 SMWS 132.3

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.30 points

  1. John Barleycorn did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes

    The nose was an intoxicating delight of wood and spice (cinnamon balls, humbugs, sugar-coated fennel seeds, new cedar sauna) with moments of smile-inducing sweetness (Crunchie bars, toffee, honeycomb, vanilla ice-cream cones). The neat palate was slightly unexpected – mouth-drawing liquorice and pepper heat and savoury notes – burnt edge of roast beef, roast pork belly in five-spice with crackling – but also buttery toffee and pear.With water, the nose discovered coffee beans, pastry and hot embers on a shovel, while the palate, encompassing Liquorice Allsorts, Turkish coffee, Turkish Delight and sandalwood joss sticks, became dark, mysterious and seductive. The distillery closed in 2001.

  2. ChungLin did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Haven't got a chance to try 132.1, 132.5 is the better in these bottles. 132.2 and 132.3 are similar bottles. 132.3 has better nose while 132.2 has a tad more refined palate. They both are oaky and powerful. Not very good quality. Btw, both 132.2 and 132.3 don't share the classic sherried Karuizawa profile(only 132.5 does), maybe due to the fact that they are not 1st fill sherry or 2nd fill sherry. Not for diehard Karuizawa fans, as all 132.X bottles. Don't waste money if there are rocket prices...

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