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Karuizawa 1981 Wealth Solutions 35 Year Old 4 x 70cl / Shibari

Lot: 269777
Karuizawa 1981 Wealth Solutions 35 Year Old 4 x 70cl / Shibari
Karuizawa 1981 Wealth Solutions 35 Year Old 4 x 70cl / Shibari
Karuizawa 1981 Wealth Solutions 35 Year Old 4 x 70cl / Shibari
Karuizawa 1981 Wealth Solutions 35 Year Old 4 x 70cl / Shibari
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Winning Bid: £30,010

Karuizawa 1981 Wealth Solutions 35 Year Old 4 x 70cl / Shibari

Distillery:
Karuizawa
Age:
35 Year Old
Vintage:
1981
Region:
Japan
Bottler:
Wealth Solutions
Cask Type:
Sherry
Bottle Strength:
56.5 - 60.6%%
Bottle Size:
4 x 70cl
Distillery Status:
Closed

Karuizawa 1981 Wealth Solutions 35 Year Old 4 x 70cl / Shibari

Karuizawa distillery was established in 1955 in the town of Miyota on the southern slopes of Mount Asama. It began production the following year, producing single malt for the Ocean blends from Daikoku Budoshu. Initially it was difficult for the distillery to obtain malt, but a lift on import restrictions in 1958 meant the distillery was able to experiment with the production of a Speyside-esque product, importing the same golden promise barely used at Macallan, and sherry casks. The subsequent quality of output saw it appearing in Japan as a single malt for the first time in the 1980s. Sadly, the Japanese whisky market was not strong at the time, and Karuizawa was closed in 2001 by owners, Mercian, and eventually dismantled. Its legacy lives on however, with its still relocated to other distilleries in Japan, but predominantly in the hugely sought-after single cask releases that began to appear in 2007, from independent bottler, Number One Drinks. It is now one of the most prestige single malts on the planet, the reverence for which only grows as the remaining stock continues to thin.

Shibari: "tight binding"

These repackagings are a collection released by Wealth Solutions in 2019, and celebrates the ancient Japanese art of Shibari, a form of rope bondage practiced to stimulate the mind and senses.

All of the whisky in this collection was distilled in 1981 and laid to rest in two different single sherry casks. The casks were originally bottled in 2017.

  • Karuizawa 1981 Nawa "Rope" 35 Years Old Cask #4059 One of 45 Bottles 60.6%
  • Karuizawa 1981 Nawashi "A Maker of Rope" 35 Years Old Cask #4059 One of 45 Bottles 60.6%
  • Karuizawa 1981 Karada "Body" 35 Years Old Cask #4059 One of 45 Bottles 60.6%
  • Karuizawa 1981 Nawa-Do "The Way of Rope" 35 Years Old Cask #6183 One of 65 Bottles 56.5%

Each of the bottles is displayed in a magnificent wooden box with a magnetic lid. Also presented is a booklet explaining the whisky and the history of Shibari.

This lot has a 4 bottle shipping fee.

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Due to the various ages of bottles and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion and no claim can be lodged against failure/leakage in transit.

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