Post by Stefan of Tokyo Whisky Hub.
It's becoming harder and harder for Karuizawa completists to keep up with new releases. Shinanoya's private cask never really reached their website - in fact, people have told me off the record that they probably intended to sell most of the outturn at the Osaka Whisky Festival anyway - and a few weeks ago, an ultra-limited Karuizawa bottling selected by Dave Broom was released for Bond #1 members. Drawn from cask #7955 (1981/2012, 31yo) and bottled at 59.1% abv, only about 30 bottles were produced, and they sold out in less than a week. We'll have tasting notes for you very soon - watch this space.