[43.0%・21 Years Old・Distilled in 1967・Ocean Whisky Bottling・Limited Release of 498 Bottles]
Subtle and elegant. Beeswax, red cherries, soft fruits and fine raisins carried through a mellow oak influence. Some red apples in time as well as the comforting barley sweetness gradually comes on.
Palate & Finish:
Certainly more lively on the palate, bright oranges with the peels slightly torched, ripe mangos with a light wood influence. Soft tannins tenderly grip on with the malt blending in well with the fragrance. A perfectly soft delivery.
Clean finish, crisp fruits with a wee bitterness, the fragrance is rounded and lasting.
Sometimes, how the flavours are conveyed is what makes the dram special.
Thomas said that this is not the usual Karuizawa and I agree. Nevertheless, this dram here is executed sublimely.