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Karuizawa 17 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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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

Martine Nouet

72
Nose
Discrete. Rather bland. A medicinal touch (tar cream). Wood varnish.
Palate
Sweet. Peaty, medicinal. Hint of seaweed and iodine. But not as pungent as an Islay malt. A cardboardy note.
Finish
Dry; slightly hot. Spicy.
Comment
A marine character but more whispering than speaking up.

Dave Broom

65
Nose
The first whisky I've ever come across which smells like hickory-smoked dry roast peanuts. Pimenton. Dense and oily, but that hickory note is all pervading.
Palate
And it's there on the palate as well alongside a slightly artificial rose note. Splits on the palate, between the slick and the dry.
Finish
The slick wins on the finish.
Comment
Just plain odd.
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