Your Chance To Buy The Rarest Japanese Whisky

Presenting a whisky aged for more than three decades and designed to honour Japan’s most vibrant cities, we bring you Karuizawa Cities of Japan 35 Year Old.

This is your chance to become a part of Japanese whisky history, by owning one of the rarest bottles ever released, taken from the stills of the long-lost Karuizawa distillery.

With only 150 bottles available and an unprecedented interest in Karuizawa’s prized whisky, the bottles will be distributed by ballot.

Ballot has closed. Winners will be notified by email starting Februrary 8th.

Design Featuring Japan’s Most Iconic Cities













The Whisky Of Legends

Known as the legendary distillery, Karuizawa shut down back in 2000, when demand for whisky was plummeting in Japan. No one knew then of the huge Japanese whisky boom on the horizon. Karuizawa whisky has been in highest demand during this boom, with its single cask bottlings selling for some of the largest price tags the global whisky world has ever seen. Karuizawa is synonymous with quality, luxury, and rarity. As the most prized bottles in any collection, who would want to miss out on this one?

Inspired Design

Sleek, modern, and bound by a sense of place, each of the six bottles features one of Japan’s most loved cities. The flavour of the whisky is stellar, so the design had to match it.

The never-sleeping Tokyo.

The cold, snowy land of Sapporo in Hokkaido.

Through Osaka’s edgy streets, up to Kobe’s stylish, fashion-forward districts.

Tranquil Yokohama, and vibrant Nagoya.

Choose a favourite city on your ballet entry, or choose them all. The liquid is constant, the city is a choice only you can make.

Karuizawa 35 Year Old Sherry Cask


70cl   •   59.2%


Dark and rich, the nose opens with notes of liquorice, roasted coffee beans, and dark
sugar. Cinnamon, ginger, and clove make an appearance after the initial intensity is gone.

The spice follows on the palate, now joined by dark chocolate, umami, and succulent forest fruit. Prunes, dates, and plums intensity nearing the finish.

Long and satisfying, the finish brings cocoa, spice, and a touch of mango.

Ballot has closed. Winners will be notified by email starting Februrary 8th.

Terms &

  • Winners of the ballot will be offered the opportunity to purchase Karuizawa 35 Year Old Cities Of Japan Sherry Cask.
  • Each entry can be for one, or multiple, selections from the limited edition designs (Tokyo, Sapporo, Nagoya, Osaka, Yokohama, Kobe)
  • The ballot will close at February 7th, 2018 at 11:59pm GMT.
  • Ballot winners will be contacted for details on how to complete their purchase.
  • If any winners do not exercise their opportunity to purchase allocated bottle within 3 days, those winning ballets will be redrawn and the new winners contacted.
  • Entering the ballot adds you to our mailing list.