A limited-edition miniature bottle of Karuizawa 1964 single cask Japanese malt whisky. Distilled on 1 September 1964, matured for 48 years in an ex-sherry cask and bottled on 24 December 2012 at a natural cask strength of 57.7%. This comes in a presentation box with a booklet written by Dave Broom. (Bottle size 50ml)
Under the ownership of Mercian Corporation, Karuizawa distillery was opened in 1955 in Miyota, Japan, a town on the southern slopes of an active volcano, and began production in 1956. The distillery housed four small stills and imported Golden Promise barley from Scotland to create their whisky, which was then often aged in sherry casks. The distillery was mothballed in 2001, with stocks slowly trickling out to market, where the bottles have become quite the collector's item for whisky enthusiasts. In 2011, the UK-based company Number One Drinks purchased the remaining stocks of Karuizawa’s whisky.