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Karuizawa 15 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Whisky Magazine Issue 139

A visit to Japan's Fuji Gotemba Distillery, Global Travel Retail special, a tour of US visitor centres, plus Icons of Whisky Rest of World results


Karuizawa 15 Years Old

15 Years Old
Japanese Whisky ~ Single Malt
15 years old
Produced at
Karuizawa Distillery
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Martine Nouet

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

Dave Broom

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