Karuizawa Distillery (Closed)

January 28, 2013

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.

Karuizawa Distillery

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
Production Malt whisky
Main Products Karuizawa Single Makt 12 years old
Available products BOND#1 Karuziawa Single Cask 1981 #5208、 TWE Karuizawa 1982 #8497


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