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Karuizawa Spirit of Asama Tasting notes and reviews

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Karuizawa Spirit of Asama

Brand
Karuizawa
Expression
Spirit of Asama
Type
Japanese Whisky
Abv
48.00%
Availability
Specialist retailers

Martine Nouet

80
Nose
Intense, creamy. Fudge. Milk chocolate. Orange curd.
Palate
Satin-like. Smooth at first but the oak grip takes the lead; combined with sweeter flavours. Toffee, semi-bitter chocolate. Orange gingerbread. Crystallised ginger.
Finish
Medium long with a malty aftertaste.
Comment
A strong character with complexity and good structure. Oak is very present but in an elegant way.

Rob Allanson

85
Nose
Dark Rye bread, intense deep floral notes, lilacs and daffodils. Melting sugar just as it turns to caramel. Quite spicy. Antique wood boxes.
Palate
Sweet with an inticing bitter edge. Oak vanillins and hard Harrogate toffee. Then lush cooked fruits, stewed apples, ginger and raisins.
Finish
Warming with sherry and spice notes.
Comment
A lovely intense whisky, a good winter warmer or for those contemplative late night moments.
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