With just 150,000 bottles a year as output, Karuizawa was one of the smallest distilleries in Japan. Since its closure in 2000, whiskey bottles from Karuizawa were more and more sought after. If you are one of the fine tasters looking for a piece of Karuizawa whiskey history, you might want to check out this auctioned 290 bottle collection at Whiskey Auctioneer.
According to the website, the collection encapsulates nearly every sortiment they ever produced. Furthermore, this includes one of the 41 remaining Karuizawa 1960. It is further interesting to know that, unlike many other bottle collections, each of the 290 pieces can be bought individually. This means you don’t have to be a millionaire to be able to participate in the auction.
Bidding starts April 5th and is estimated to last until the 17th, so better act fast to ensure you are going to get at least a bottle of fine Japanese whiskey.