Thursday, February 01, 2018


Japanese spirits specialist Dekantā, has announced a ballot for sales of its new limited edition Karuizawa ‘The Cities of Japan’ 35 Year Old Sherry Cask Japanese whisky collection.

Karuizawa 35 Year Old ‘The Cities of Japan’ Sherry Cask (59.4%) is limited to just 150 bottles, and comes in six limited edition bottle designs, embodying the character of Japan’s most exciting and iconic cities; Tokyo, Sapporo, Nagoya, Osaka, Yokohama and Kobe.

Karuizawa 35 Year Old 'The Cities of Japan' collection

This latest release from the iconic Japanese whisky distillery which closed in 2001, has spent over three and a half decades maturing in a first fill sherry cask. Over this time, the spirit is said to have imbued with the flavour and character of the cask to develop a rich, dark and complex nose, opening with notes of liquorice, roasted coffee beans and dark chocolate; cinnamon, ginger and clove.

The sherry cask is also said to deliver a sweet and creamy palate, peppered with spice, joined by dark chocolate, umami, succulent forest fruits, prunes, dates and plums.

Commenting on the release, Makiyo Masa, Founder and Director of Dekantā, said: “Karuizawa is synonymous with quality, luxury, and rarity. We’re overjoyed to offer our clients a piece of this legendary silent distillery, and to unveil the beautiful bottle designs honouring six great cities of Japan. Through the collection’s six bespoke bottle designs, dekantā aims to take Japanese whisky lovers on a sensual tour of modern Japan; from the never-sleeping Tokyo, through the snowy land of Sapporo in Hokkaido, along Osaka’s edgy streets and Kobe’s stylish fashion-forward districts, on to tranquil Yokohama and vibrant Nagoya.”

Karuizawa 35 Year Old ‘The Cities of Japan’ Sherry Cask bottlings, will be available to purchase via an online ballot at until 11.59 GMT on February 7th, for a RRP of $12,500.

Posted by Steve Rush