Karuizawa Spirit of Asama (55%)
- Distillery: Karuizawa
A marriage of 77 sherry casks from years 1999 and 2000 - the last ones when this great distillery was still making whisky.
Aroma: alcohol is present, lots of nuts, pepper, other spices and herbs. New furniture, leather. Orange liqueur. Very similar to weaker version, bit more spicy (cause of alcohol?).
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