Karuizawa Spirit of Asama
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  • milk chocolate
  • bitter oak
  • orange
  • ginger
  • sherry
  • fudge
  • malty
  • milk
  • caramel

Karuizawa

Spirit of Asama (0.7l, 48%)
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In 1955, the Karuizawa Distillery was established under the slopes of Asama – the highest distiller in Japan. In 2001, it was closed and dismantled.

This extremely limited offering comes from the final vintages that were matured in European Oak Sherry casks and bottled in 2012.


*This bottle is a collector's item, we will not be able to entertain any refunds or exchanges.

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  • milk chocolate
  • bitter oak
  • orange
  • ginger
  • sherry
  • fudge
  • malty
  • milk
  • caramel
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Japanese Whisky is connected both to Scotch and Bourbon. It’s a Scotch-style Spirit that’s matured in climates similar to Kentucky’s.
UK-based company Number One Drinks purchased the remaining stocks of Karuizawa’s malt Whiskies in 2011.
In recent years, Japanese Whiskies have won several top prizes at the World Whisky Awards and have consistently scored higher than Scotch Whiskies in blind tastings. Talk about a student surpassing the master!
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
It's not uncommon for Japanese Whisky to be aged in mizunara (Japanese oak) casks. Suntory conducted a research on how mizunara oak influences Whisky flavor and found out it adds coconut notes to it.
The Highball brought Japanese Whisky back to life. Aside from some attention from overseas, Japanese Whisky consumption domestically was very low during the better part of the early 2000s. It wasn’t until 2008, when Suntory launched the Highball campaign featuring their Kakubin Whisky that things kicked off.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Japanese Whisky is connected both to Scotch and Bourbon. It’s a Scotch-style Spirit that’s matured in climates similar to Kentucky’s.
UK-based company Number One Drinks purchased the remaining stocks of Karuizawa’s malt Whiskies in 2011.
In recent years, Japanese Whiskies have won several top prizes at the World Whisky Awards and have consistently scored higher than Scotch Whiskies in blind tastings. Talk about a student surpassing the master!
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
It's not uncommon for Japanese Whisky to be aged in mizunara (Japanese oak) casks. Suntory conducted a research on how mizunara oak influences Whisky flavor and found out it adds coconut notes to it.
The Highball brought Japanese Whisky back to life. Aside from some attention from overseas, Japanese Whisky consumption domestically was very low during the better part of the early 2000s. It wasn’t until 2008, when Suntory launched the Highball campaign featuring their Kakubin Whisky that things kicked off.
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