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Karuizawa 15 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Whisky Magazine Issue 124

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Karuizawa 15 Years Old

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

Martine Nouet

Nose
Grassy and fruity. Butterscotch. Shortbread. Beeswax. Water chestnut. Quire rich. Sour apple.
Palate
Sweet and syrupy but slightly prickly. As if spirit and sugar were dislocated.
Finish
Quire short and evolving on bitter notes. As if you were chewing some grass stalk.
Comment
I would have enjoyed the whisky more if I had stuck to nosing.

Dave Broom

Nose
Firm but light. Crisp, dry grass, overripe pear, baked peach, honey, cereal.
Palate
That grassiness again, chewy soft fruits. Good presence. Balanced oak. Milky coffee. Hint of smoke/bung cloth. Soft feel then dry oak.
Finish
Strawberry.
Comment
Has maturity and masses of charm.
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