50 SETS OF 3-BOTTLED KARUIZAWA SINGLE MALTS AVAILABLE AT USD50,000 PER SET
By Susan Lewis
Fifty sets of 3-bottled Karuizawa single malt whiskies called “Acclaim – The Karuizawa Whisky Stage” are now available for purchase at USD50,000 per set.
Released by Japanese whisky online specialist Dekanta last week, Acclaim features three 700-ml bottles of single malt whiskies distilled by the closed Karuizawa Distillery between 1999 and 2000.
The three bottles are bottled at ABVs of 60.8 percent, 61.1 percent and 61.4 percent.
Karuizawa Distillery was built in 1956 but shut down in 2000. It was reopened in late 2022 in partnership with Dekanta.
“This is some of the rarest liquid on the planet today and extremely desirable thanks to its exceptional quality and limited availability.”
“The master distillers at Karuizawa were experts at creating rich, full-bodied liquid that exhibits a unique range of tasting notes not often found in other whiskies,” Dekanta said on its website.
The company said Karuizawa Distillery was also known for their use of ex-sherry butts for maturation.
For this release, Dekanta partnered with Karuizawa-based artist David Stanley Hewett and other craftspeople from Japan.
The bottles are housed in a Wajima Lacquerware cabinet with 24-carat gold leaf layering. The bottle art is hand-painted by Hewett, with art celebrating the code of the Samurai and Japan’s martial history.
The 50 sets of “Acclaim – The Karuizawa Whisky Stage” are now available for order on Dekanta’s website.
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