Karuizawa Omoiyari blend to be auctioned for charity

Apr 7, 2020by Owen Bellwood

Elixir Distillers has blended a Karuizawa whisky using spirit distilled between 1963 and 1984, which will be offered in Whisky.Auction's charity sale.

The Karuizawa Omoiyari blend was made using cask samples archived by Elixir Distillers, which were built around a base of Karuizawa 1972 whisky. Made using “some of the most remarkable and sought-after whiskies ever to be produced in Japan”, Elixir Distillers has produced six bottles of Karuizawa Omoiyari. Karuizawa Omoiyari is said to "balance the intense character of Sherry-matured Karuizawa with the elegant, fruity flavours found in the very best of the distillery's Bourbon casks". Bottle number one will be auctioned as part of a charity sale organised by Whisky.Auction. All proceeds from the sale, including buyers' commission, will be donated to The Drinks Trust charity, which is currently helping hospitality professionals in the UK who are struggling as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Other rare spirits featured in the charity sale include: Hanyu Ichiro’s Malt The Joker, Pappy Van Winkle 23 Years Old, Glenfarclas 30 Years Old, Longmorn 23 Years Old and magnums of Absolut Elyx.