As such, the distillery used small stills and Sherry butts that were modified to fit the wine racks that had previously been used on the site when it operated as a winery. They also imported 100% Scottish barley (from 1994, exclusively Golden Promise – a richly flavoured spring barley variety).
Karuizawa is an increasingly rare Japanese single malt from a permanently closed distillery. When Karuizawa was built in 1955, the goal was to create a Japanese whisky in the Scottish tradition. In the mid-1950s, that meant Sherry-aged whiskies like The Macallan.
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