Single Malt Whisky, Japan / Honshu – Nagano
Located at the foot of the active volcano Mount Asama, the Karuizawa distillery was founded in 1955 and production ceased in 2000. Its now legendary single malt has written some of the greatest chapters in the history of Japanese whisky. Matured in a sherry cask until 2018 by the Taiwanese company Hua Yang, which owns the largest stocks of this prestigious malt, this especially mineral bottling reveals very exacting standards, ranking it among the highest tiers. To really appreciate the many subtleties and treasures of its flavour and aroma palette, wise tasters will make sure to take their time.