Karuizawa 1980 Golden Samurai
Karuizawa produced outstanding whiskies, many of which have received international acclaim. They have released almost 300 single casks which are becoming increasingly rarer and rarer as demand soars.
Distilled in 1980 and bottled in 2015, this was a dream dram at The Whisky Exchange's Whisky Show in London 2015.
Rather than being put on general release, this was made available to attendees of the show (The Whisky Exchange is the retail arm of Speciality Drinks who are the sole distributor of Karuizawa in the UK). The attendees entered a raffle with the lucky few purchasing the bottle.
The front label depicts a Golden Samurai and the rear label tells the following tale : "On the Nakasendo trail from Kyoto to Edo, when the shogun wielded real power in Japan, there was a place for Samurai Warriors, feudal lords and their servants to stop and take stock of their journey. A place to gather and unwind, to celebrate and steel themselves for the journey ahead. That place was Karuizawa."
Bottled at cask strength.