Karuizawa 1985/2009 Cask #7017

by Oliver Klimek on July 24, 2010


My Tasting Notes:

Colour: Mahogany
Nose: Dark berries, chocolate, some honey, toasted wood, smoke, a whiff of Chinese firecrackers.
Palate: Quite heavy, even a little beefy. Berries, cherries, cocoa, quite a bit of smoke and those pyrotechnical notes again.
Finish: Endless, dry, smoky and fruity.
Overall: Sulphur is not always a welcome addition to a malt’s aroma, but for this whisky I think  it works phenomenally well. It is interwoven with dozens of flavour notes and none really sticks out. There is so much going on in that extremely complex whisky. A true cracker of a dram!

Rating: 94/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Ras Mazunga October 17, 2010 at 10:53 pm

Interesting notes. Glad to see there are people who take sulphur serious.


Fernando March 5, 2014 at 1:53 am

Where is this whisky from? Thank you


Oliver Klimek March 5, 2014 at 6:52 am



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