Karuizawa 1977, Bot. 2010, Cask No. 4592 Noh
Bottled for Whisky Live Paris 2010Karuizawa 1977, Bot. 2010, Cask No. 4592 Noh,
The note is all chicory and coffee, earthiness and cardamom — whisky reduced to some weird essence by long maturation. The effect is one of an old-fashioned cough medicine(with less laudanum). The palate is explosive with masses of camphor, tar, licorice, and squid ink. This is Japanese whisky at its most extreme, and fainthearts should not venture here. Those with a taste for the big and the bold will love it, however.
Tasting note by Dave Broom