Emerald Geisha - Karuizawa, 33 Year Old (54.4% ABV) has been matured in a sherry cask and is limited to just 170 bottles. Emerald Geisha - Karuizawa, 35 Year Old (59.1% ABV) has been matured in a bourbon cask and is limited to just 265 bottles.
|Emerald Geisha Karuizawa 33 Year Old and Emerald Geisha Karuizawa 35 Year Old|
Bottled by Elixir Distillers, these latest Karuizawa Emerald Geisha bottlings follow on from the release of the now iconic Golden Geishas in 2017. The increasing rarity of Karuizawa bottles on the market, due to the distillery closing in 2001, makes these two releases even more special.
Commenting on the release, Sukhinder Singh, Co-Founder and owner of The Whisky Exchange, said: “Any fan of Japanese whisky will know just how rare Karuizawa is and how exceptional the liquid can be. Karuizawa is renowned for its dark, sherried whiskies and this 33 year old single sherry cask is truly wonderful. But, for me, the bourbon cask-aged Karuizawas are even more impressive, and are much rarer too. This 35 year old single bourbon cask offers rich, intense tropical fruit notes that are just…wow. For collectors of old and rare Japanese whisky this is a unique opportunity to acquire single cask bottlings that simply won’t exist in the future.”
Both bottlings will be available to purchase via an online ballot in order to give whisky lovers around the world an equal chance. The ballot will open at 9am GMT on Friday 26 January and will close at 11:59pm GMT on Sunday 4 February.
Emerald Geisha - Karuizawa, 33 Year Old and Emerald Geisha - Karuizawa, 35 Year Old, will both be available for a RRP of £3,750 each.
Posted by Steve Rush