- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Vintage - Single Cask Malt Whisky
- 62.8 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 10 Dec 2008 9:43 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Karuizawa 1992
9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.29 points
- Very herbal spicy floral with red fruits a bit of toffee a very enjoyable karuizawa
- Actual score for price is 20, but I didn't want it lower the overall score too much.
- I had the pleasure of tasting this Karuizawa on 2016-02-24. It was a fabulous experience. I'm afraid this will be my one and only Karuizawa for a very long time. What a shame.
Needs some water drops to fully develop.
Sherry, sweet, ripe red fruits, spices, cinnamon, freshness, grass, slightly peaty, salty
Full on sherry sweetness, spices, grassy freshness, salty, slightly peaty. Fantastic.
Medium long, dark sherry, dark sugar, slightly bitter, slightly drying
- the nose is lovely.
but there s this lavendersoap on the taste....
there were a few bowmores that had this.
sorry, this is not for me....
- My review can be found here:
- Fantastic stuff. A joy to drink. I understand that they no longer use
peated malt at Karuizawa. I hope that works out for them, but on the
basis of this, I'll be buying a bottle or two of the peaty stuff.
Delightfully perfumed. Floral with violets and heather (ironically) and
lots of other summer flowers that seem familiar, but I cant separate
out. Hints of tropical fruits stored in hay, but the floral aromas are
dominant. No sign of wood that I can find, but there is smoke and lots
of it. But its not forceful. It's like a peat fire that has burnt down
and thrown off all the dampness and gently glows filling the room with
wonderful tarry smells. There's maybe a hint of elastoplast, but the
medicinal smells are shy. Just wonderful.
The peat is there, but that amazing floral perfume just cuts through it
and gives it a sweetness that waters the mouth. Then the peat asserts
itself. Full on tarry flavours now. Magnificent.
Here comes the creosote and all the other things that have the
peat-heads jumping for joy. The finish is only medium length and the
slight ashiness at the end doesn't detract from it at all.
- This is very good stuff
Spicy and chocolaty with something sweet that I can't identify - molasses perhaps?
Floral. Interesting because there are lots of aromas in there that I haven't identified yet.
Initially some lemon in here. Then it gets a tang of peat - is this peated? I don't know.
Then some creosote - or is it asphalt? I find this quite complex. Hint of ginger that reminds me of Nadurra
Reasonably long and ull of that same creosote/asphalt element.
- This is SO different from the Scoth single malts whiskies I'm used to. It's a very peculiar whisky with a fantastic nose. A very good and complex whisky, mind you, but there is something 'mysterious' about it.
(neat) Sweet alcohol, flowers, fresh fruit (apples?), it's quiet malty. Very soft at this alcohol %. It makes me think of a very full bodied Speysider. (with water) After a few minutes it becomes amazing! I pick up diesel (yes, I do), seaweed, and some peat. I almost don't dare say it but it reminds me of a light version of the Laph 30 (!!!).
(neat) Very hot on the tongue! The high alcohol percentage camouflages a lot of flavours. Yet I can pick some peat and some smoke. It's still somewhat sweet with some flowery notes. (with water) Much better! This becomes very complex. Walnuts, some tar. It's strange, but there is something and I just can't put my finger on it. Oh boy, it sticks to my cheeks!
Hot (!!), peppery, a bit sweetish, walnuts and just a faint wiff of smoke.
- Good balance, great whisky
Candy, flowers and spirity. Not unpleasant!
Lots of raisins and fruits (oranges). Also some pepper and ginger (spicy). This Karuizawa can have the high strength (62.8%), without water it's even better.
Raisins again and more chocolat. The longer you wait, the better gets the whisky!