Karuizawa distillery used to be owned by Mercian Corporation. They used only Golden Promise barley and sherry casks to make their whisky, with wooden wash backs and water from Mt. Asama, a still-active volcano. The spirit was distilled with 4 small pot stills, then matured in ivy-covered warehouses. Distilling ceased in 2000 and the distillery site was sold to a new owner in 2012.
|Name||Karuizawa Whisky Distillery
|Owned by||Mercian Co. Ltd > Kirin Holdings|
|Address||Maseguchi 1795-2, Miyota-machi, Kita-Sakugun, Nagano Prefecture|
|Active period||1955～6. Nov. 2011|
|Main Products||Karuizawa Single Makt 12 years old|
|Available products||BOND#1 Karuziawa Single Cask 1981 #5208、 TWE Karuizawa 1982 #8497|