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Sotheby's Karuizawa Record Bottle Sold - Japanese Whisky Karuizawa

Sotheby’s has Sold the most Valuable Bottle of Japanese Whisky

A rare ‘Karuizawa 52-Year-Old Zodiac Rat Cask #5627 1960’, a private undisclosed Asian collector will enjoy this dark and oldest Japanese whisky bottled in 2013 from this now-closed distillery.
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Auction record for Japanese Whisky once again.

The Sotheby’s Auction House in London held a Finest & Rarest Wines and Spirits auction last week  and the highly recognized auction house has seen achieving the blimey £363,000 / $435,273 for a bottle of Japanese whisky from the now closed Karuizawa Distillery, which had been previously pre-sale estimate of £160,000-220,000.

A rare ‘Karuizawa 52-Year-Old Zodiac Rat Cask #5627 1960’, a private undisclosed Asian collector will enjoy this dark and oldest treasure bottled in 2013 from this now-closed distillery.

The wooden case has been carved in the style of a Japanese wooden puzzle box, and the calligraphy on the waxi paper label by Craftsman Norito Hasegawa’s (descendant of a family of Japanese Traditional paper manufacturer) and masterfully hand painted in Japan by master calligrapher Soji Noshimoto.

The oldest Karuizawa yet to have been released, this iconic rare bottle is one of only 41 that were produced, with each having a unique netsuke carving to identify them from the oak cask head. Cask #5627.

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