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Karuizawa 12 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Karuizawa 12 Years Old

Brand
Karuizawa
Expression
12 Years Old
Type
Japanese Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
12 years old
Abv
40.00%
Produced at
Karuizawa Distillery
Availability
Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, China

Michael Jackson

Nose
Sherry. Peaches. Raisins. Lemon skins. Lemon pith.
Palate
Firm. Emphatic malty sweetness, then leafy dryness. Earthy. A hint of peat. Also some oak.
Finish
Crisp to the point of being sudden.
Comment
I found myself writing some of the same descriptors as I did 15 or 20 years ago. That says something for the consistency of this product.

Dave Broom

Nose
Malty, leathery with some soft fruit and a slightly feinty note. Water brings out smoky notes oak, vanilla.
Palate
Some smokiness here as well though a fairly dry mid-palate. Water thins it very disappointingly.
Finish
A little feinty.
Comment
Disappointing. Seems to have the elements of a good whisky but nothing has knitted.
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