The Karuizawa Distillery was established in 1955 in the foothills of Mount Asama – an active volcano. The area is a popular mountain resort and the distillery is the highest in Japan at 850m above sea level. Traditional, small-scale, high-quality production is the aim, with wooden wash backs, small stills, and sherry casks from Spain, all contributing to the process. The environment is also ideal for whisky production, with low temperatures and high humidity.
This particular Golden Geisha expression was created in 1974 and aged for 40 years before being bottled in 2014 at a cask strength of 64.5%. It is one of the rarest bottlings ever created by the long lost Karuizawa distillery and is highly collectible. This expression is the perfect purchase for the avid collector or anyone looking to own a piece of Japanese history.