Karuizawa - 35 Year Old Emerald Geisha (Cask #8518)

LOT #21331
£7,700.00 €8,751.82$9,654.26
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Sold 27/01/2019

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Lot Information

  • Country: Japan
  • Distillery status: Closed
  • Type: Single Malt Whisky
  • Age: 35
  • Bottles Produced: 265
  • Bottle Size: 70cl
  • Delivery weight: 2.00kg
  • Strength: 59.1%

About the distillery

Karuizawa distillery was a Japanese whisky distillery. It was located at Miyota, a town on the southern slopes of an active complex volcano, Mount Asama, in Kitasaku District, Nagano Prefecture, Japan.

Established in 1955, the distillery began production in 1956. It was owned by Mercian Corporation and was the smallest in Japan. It was mothballed in 2000, and closed in 2011; the land on which it had stood was sold in 2012.

Other Information

This 35 year old Emerald Geisha is a sensational whisky from the Karuizawa distillery which stopped production almost 20 years ago.

This exclusive single cask bottle has had a long maturation in bourbon casks giving layers of vanilla and spiced butter around the Karuizawa core.

With only 265 bottles available this legendary release is rarer than emeralds.

This is bottle number 226.

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Bid History

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Date / Time Bid Amount
27/01/19 19:26 £7,700.00 €8,751.82$9,654.26
27/01/19 16:31 £7,600.00 €8,638.16$9,528.88
27/01/19 12:11 £7,500.00 €8,524.50$9,403.50
27/01/19 12:11 £7,200.00 €8,183.52$9,027.36
22/01/19 20:47 £7,100.00 €8,069.86$8,901.98
22/01/19 16:37 £7,000.00 €7,956.20$8,776.60
19/01/19 08:21 £6,000.00 €6,819.60$7,522.80
19/01/19 03:58 £5,000.00 €5,683.00$6,269.00
18/01/19 19:13 £4,000.00 €4,546.40$5,015.20

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