Karuizawa Koi 1982 #8497
Added on Thursday, Feb 14, 2013 at 10:20 PM
  Bottler: Number One Drinks
  Age: N/A Type: Japanese
  Vintage: 1982 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 46.00 % Region: Japan
  Price: $300 Availability: Collectors Only
First fill bourbon cask.  Bottled 2012.  
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Nose:  Delicate and malty with some fuel oil notes, some rubber and grapes.

Palate:  Rich malt, coastal characteristics, salty/briny, oily mouthfeel

Finish:  Malt and  seawater.

 

It's interesting to try a bourbon cask rendition of a malt that is usually a sherry monster.  The base malt here is rich and complex stuff which explains how they can get such complex character out of the sherry casks. 

 

This one was quite good, but at cask strength, I bet it would have been astounding.

 
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