1980 Karuizawa Gold Samurai 61.6%

Rare Japanese single malt whisky from the Karuizawa distillery, which closed in 2011, has garnered cult status and huge collectability in recent years. The Golden Samurai was distilled in 1980 and bottled in 2015, before being showcased as a "Dream Dram" at the Whisky Exchange Whisky Show in London 2015. It was not made available as a general release, but instead attendees entered a raffle, and a handful of lucky ones won the opportunity to purchase a bottle. As a result, this is incredibly rare. It comes from a single cask, yielding only a few hundred bottles.
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£4,038.00 DP

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.


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