Karuizawa 1969-2012 OB No. 1 Drinks Bourbon Cask #8183 61.3%abv

karuizawa-1969-2012-61-3-ob-number-one-drinks-ex-bourbon-cask-8183Nose: Fairly subtle. Dried fruits of raisins and mango. Marmalade, vanilla, high end demerara rum, new leather and light oak. Actually more like a sherry cask matured whisky in some ways.
Palate: A lot more punch than the nose and in a good way. Mixed nuts, mixed peel, cigar leaf, toffee and surprisingly smoky. All very well integrated. Water tends to drown this a little.
Finish: Good length and nicely smoky.

Last word: Doesn’t sound spectacular but I like the style and balance of flavors in this one.

Rating: 89/100(almost 90)
*Notes taken from a purchased sample.

2 thoughts on “Karuizawa 1969-2012 OB No. 1 Drinks Bourbon Cask #8183 61.3%abv

  1. Brian, I’ve had the possibility to taste this in the meantime. Agree with you that the nose resembled a sherry cask matured whisky. I actually found it beneficial to add some water to subdue the spicy oak notes that had crept into the finish. This is sublime stuff, I loved it!

    • Nice Pierre. Now if only it cost Euro100 a bottle! As it stands I’ll have to be happy with the sample I paid a bucket load for any way. ; )

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