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Karuizawa Raku-Yaki 1999-2000 Wealth Solutions 2 x 70cl
12 November 2019
This lot contains two bottles of Karuizawa Raku-Yaki 1999-2000 Japanese Single Malt Whisky, bottled for Polish company Wealth Solutions.
1 x Karuizawa Raku-Yaki 1999-2000, 61% ABV, bottle number 12 of 63
1 x Karuizawa Raku-Yaki 1999-2000, 60.8% ABV, bottle number 12 of 63
The presentation is inspired by a style of traditional Japanese pottery called Raku, where the fired pieces are left to cool in the open air, yielding unpredictable results. Each bottle comes in a wooden case and includes the original outer cardboard box.
Karuizawa was founded in 1956 by Japanese wine and spirits producer Daikoku Budoshu to supply malt whisky for the company's Ocean blends. Despite a rocky start due to import restrictions, the distillery began importing Golden Promise barley from the UK and producing a Scottish-style spirit which was matured in Spanish sherry casks, though it was still destined for the company's blending vats. By the late 1980s and 1990s, Karuizawa started to earn a reputation as a single malt, but this wasn't enough to stop the distillery closing in 2001 when its owner, by then called Mercian, was acquired by drinks giant Kirin. In 2007, UK bottler Number One Drinks started to release single casks of Karuizawa and these grabbed the attention of whisky fans worldwide. More independent bottlings were to follow, and with stocks depleting, each new release has become a major event in the whisky calendar.
Please see images for fill level and label condition. These appear to have good fill levels.
These bottles weigh approximately 1.60kg (brown bottle), and 1.56kg (white bottle).
Note the absence of a condition statement does not imply that this lot is in perfect condition or free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ageing. Older bottles often contain small amounts of sediment. We cannot guarantee that the contents of this bottle will be free from the effects of age, cork taint, oxidation or other faults.
This bottle does not appear to be leaking. While we take every care to pack bottles securely we cannot guarantee that old corks and closures will not leak in transit.