Friday, August 17, 2012

Karuizawa 15

Another standard from the now closed Karuizawa distillery. This time the 15 years old, which is one age step up from the 12 years old.
Bottled at 40% vol and matured in sherry casks.

  • Nose: Sherry (more mature compared to the 12yo), juicy tobacco, hints of matchsticks, some slight oak and smoke
  • Mouth: Honey, a bit oak, slightly grassy and a bit oily
  • Finish: Oak, Sherry, grassy and earthy, juicy tobacco and spices
Comment: Quite good and more reminiscent of the pricey single casks you can buy than the 12yo. Probably rather hard to find thou.

83 points

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