Karuizawa - 48 Year Old (1964) Wealth Solutions (5cl)

LOT #1021
£1,025.00 €1,182.13$1,425.67
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Sold 28/08/2016

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Lot Information

  • Country: Japan
  • Distillery status: Closed
  • Type: Single Malt Whisky
  • Age: 48
  • Bottles Produced: 143
  • Size: 5cl
  • Delivery weight: 0.50kg
  • Strength: 57.7%

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

From the sadly closed Karuizawa distillery in Japan, this is an incredibly sought after, extremely old whisky - the oldest expression from the defunct distillery at the time of release.  

The whisky itself has been aged for over 48 years in a single Sherry Oak cask and lay undisturbed in a traditional dunnage warehouse at Karuizawa before being bottled at Chichibu Distillery.

Bottled from a single 400-litre cask (#3603), naturally the angels have had their fair share, leaving just enough of the precious liquid to make 143 bottles of this revered Whisky.

Originally presented to clients of Wealth Solutions, a respected alternative investment firm based in Poland. The Polish link continues, with the bottle being presented in a stunning box partly made from Polish black fossil oak.

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Insurance against breakage or loss during transit is available at checkout at a cost of 3% of the hammer price.


Due to the various ages of bottles and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion and no claim can be lodged against leakage in transit.

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28/08/16 18:47 £1,025.00 €1,182.13$1,425.67