Karuizawa 42 Years Old Vintage Cask 8183 For Number One Drinks 61,3% 1969
€ 11.132,00 (incl. Vat)
|Serie||Vintage - Single Cask Malt Whisky|
|Cask Type||Bourbon Cask|
Nose: very bold bourbon oak influence. Different sorts of warm wood, sandalwood, cedar from cigar boxes, some thuja… In fact I like this kind of oakiness, it’s elegant and matches the oriental character. There’s also varnish and solventy notes. Leather. Underneath it has apricot jam, yellow plums and vanilla-coated berry cake. Touches of mint, with floral overtones.
Mouth: this is where the wood starts to show more astrigency. Fruits are now heavily infused fruit tea. Slightly tangy ginger and clove as well. A little coconut oil. Unfortunately also a planky note which coats your mouth and a little tobacco sourness. Orange peel. Spruce needles. Again some flowery touches.
Finish: long, quite floral and heady. Mint and traces of the apricot jam.