Karuizawa Sea Dragon Cask
A very rare bottling of Karuizawa Sea Dragon Cask Japanese Single Malt Whisky from a single cask.
Distilled in the distilleries last year of production.
Karuizawa Sea Dragon Cask No : 166 Sherry Butt
Karuizawa distillery was established in 1955 in the foothills of Mount Asama. An active volcano at 850 metres above sea level.
Originally Karuizawa was a vineyard when the then-owner Daikoku-budoshu decided to enter the Japanese whisky industry. At the time was still in its infancy, and base a distillery in the shadow of active volcano, Mount Asama.
In 1962 the distillery merged with last producing owner, The Mercian Corporation.
The distillery was tiny and the aim was traditional, small-scale production to create quality whiskies.
Karuizawa used 100% Golden Promise barley, wooden washbacks, 4 small stills and sherry casks sourced from Spain.
Karuizawa’s whiskies are perhaps the closest you’ll find to the Scottish malt style in Japan but they still have their own unique character.
The water has been filtered through lava and the distillery also experiences very hot summers and extremely cold winters, which results in a different maturation profile.
Karuizawa’s Single Malts have won gold medals at tasting competitions and Number One Drinks Co. is the exclusive European importer.