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Karuizawa 1983/2012 'Cocktail Series'

(62.1%, OB for La Maison du Whisky, C#8597, 282 Bts., 70cl)
Average Score: 90
Bottle Profile
TypeJapanese Whiskies
Bottler Official Bottling
Bottled ForLa Maison du Whisky
Brand NameKaruizawa
Year Distilled1983
Year Bottled2012
Bottling NameCocktail Series
Alcohol By Volume62.1%
Cask Number#8597
Bottles282
Size70cl
Issued2013
Average Score90


Maniac Ratings
Robert Karlsson92
Ho-cheng Yao90
Krishna Nukala92
Tim Puett86


Tasting Notes
Robert KarlssonRather lovely distinct notes of oranges intermingled with an excellent vanilla tone. Also some buttery special fruits in there, is it red grapefruits? Something along those lines. Promising nose here for sure. Very powerful, strong! Wonderful fruits and so intense. Fantastic notes of oranges and vanilla. This is a seriously good dram. Improves nicely even further with time and a little water.
Krishna NukalaVery interesting nose!Almost like chemistry lab- medicinal,Interplay of Rich fruits and mild smoke. Brilliant palate! A sugar volcano exploding on the palate. High abv stuff. Everlasting smoky finish.(blind tasting notes of MMA 2013)