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Karuizawa 17 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Whisky Magazine Issue 124

David Beckham Interview, Battle of the Blends, Ardbeg Distillery, Japan focus

 

Karuizawa 17 Years Old

Brand
Karuizawa
Expression
17 Years Old
Type
Japanese Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
17 years old
Abv
40.00%
Produced at
Karuizawa Distillery
Availability
Japan, website only

Michael Jackson

Nose
Earthy. Riesling. Linseed oil.
Palate
Sweetish. Chocolatey. Sliced toasted almonds.
Finish
Warming. Soothing.
Comment
Pleasant as a ‘dessert whisky', but lacks complexity.

Dave Broom

Nose
Weighty with almost carbonised notes (roasted nut/burnt almond), cooking chocolate, leather, fruit cake, spice and some smoke (turf/moss).
Palate
Soft, ripe and fruity with that burnt edge. Malaga. Soft, rounded and slightly dry. Good balance.
Finish
Dry with a nodule of sweetness. Good length and power.
Comment
Well-made and best neat, when that rich spirit comes through.
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