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Karuizawa 1981 Cask #4961 31 Years Old 70cl / 60%
A 1981 vintage Karuizawa, bottled by the distillery for Tokyo wine and spirits shop Shinanoya to celebrate the fifth anniversary of their Private Cask range. Aged for 31 years in an ex-bourbon barrel, this was released in 2012.
Karuizawa was founded in 1955 and was Japan’s smallest whisky distillery. In 1959, they became the first distillery to export whisky overseas.
Sadly, Karuizawa distillery stopped production in 2000 and closed for good in 2011.