Japanese Whisky · Whisky Reviews

#123 Karuizawa 1st Release 1999-2000 Sherry Cask – Expectations Were Surpassed!

Review #123 – Karuizawa 1st Release 1999-2000 Sherry Cask 96/100 Since the Karuizawa distillery on the foothills of a volcano in Japan ceased production in 2000, bottles became somewhat of a unicorn of the whisky world.  I remember being in Japan in 2011 with my friend Karl, who is also a massive whisky enthusiast –… Continue reading #123 Karuizawa 1st Release 1999-2000 Sherry Cask – Expectations Were Surpassed!

Japanese Whisky · Whisky Reviews

#122 Karuizawa 16 Year Old Rare Vintage (ex-Bourbon Cask) – My First Taste of Karuizawa Didn’t Disappoint

Review #122 – Karuizawa 1997/2013 16 Year Old Rare Vintage 90/100 I asked in the bar if they had any Karuizawa on the off chance they had some of the cheaper versions such as the Spirit of Asama that may have been within my price range.  They said they had two bottles, and brought them… Continue reading #122 Karuizawa 16 Year Old Rare Vintage (ex-Bourbon Cask) – My First Taste of Karuizawa Didn’t Disappoint