Karuizawa distillery (軽井沢蒸溜所, Karuizawa jōryūsho?) 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.
Karuizawa Whisky Reviews:
- Karuizawa Spirit of Asama 55 ~ 55% (Karuizawa) - Karuizawa Spirit of Asama 55 55% ABV, £61.34 for 70cl Score: 85/100 What they say: Whisky from the closed distillery of Karuizawa in Japan is fairly in demand these days. With that in mind, the idea behind the Spirit of Asama releases is quite simple and rather excellent. These single malts have been created from […]