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Karuizawa 48yo 1964/2012

(57.7%, Number One Drinks for Wealth Solutions (Poland), C#3603, 149 Bts., 70cl)
Average Score: 95
Bottle Profile
TypeJapanese Whiskies
BottlerNumber One Drinks
Bottled ForWealth Solutions (Poland)
Brand NameKaruizawa
Year Distilled1964
Year Bottled2012
Alcohol By Volume57.7%
Cask Number#3603
Bottles149
Size70cl
Issued2012
Average Score95


Maniac Ratings
Keith Wood96
Benjamin Chen94


Tasting Notes
Keith WoodI think it's fair to say I've been looking forward to this one; the oldest Karuizawa ever bottled to date. The colour is dark amber with a tinge of copperiness. The nose is fragrant, very fragrant with amazingly delicate flora alongside a lightly perfumed antique woodiness. After some minutes it suggests its age with a light mustiness but with more time it expands and further develops those wonderfully delicate floral notes. The palate just bursts forth onto the front of the tongue. This is very much alive! The floral notes from the nose are now dancing across the palate. Ahhh peach melba with gently perfumed (English) Christmas cake. My overall impression is of a truly magnificent and vibrant whisky. A "Great" by a country mile, or two.