Karuizawa 1988

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Vintage - Single Cask Malt Whisky
59.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
19 Dec 2008 9:18 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1469.50

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69 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Karuizawa 1988

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.16 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    Fresh and powerful
    • Nose
      90 90
      Fresh oranges, Cointreau, some xmas spice, little cinnamon, also hints of dried fruits, dates, spices, little citric, whiffs of oak wood - very good
    • Taste
      89 89
      Very punchy, oily, subtle sweetness, spices, fruity, oak wood, little herbal
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, burning, spicy, a tad bitter

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A spicy cognac nose with quite some tannins on the palate maybe a bit metallic, very drinkable

  3. GIORGOS scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  4. djork scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Furtia scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Quaker scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    A malt that requires time and attention to be fully appreciated and that provides long moments of pleasure.
    • Nose
      Powerful without being too alcoholic. Dominated by woody scents, we are on notes of wet undergrowth. Mainly earthy and woody, we also find there (sherry casks) winey aspects: cognac, overripe fruit. This malt requires a long aeration time before revealing itself fully. After about half an hour, softer notes of fruit reach our nostrils.
    • Taste
      Very powerful dry, it is necessary to add a few drops of water to better appreciate it. We then find the woody flavors accompanied by spices (ginger, cardamom).
    • Finish
      Medium to long on dry wood and spices.


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