【輕井澤 35 YO · 大物海上月】
Karuizawa Distillery / Moon Above Daimotsu Bay
Distilled in 1980 / Bottled in 2015
Bourbon Cask / Cask #8283 / Total 401 bottles / Alc 57.1% / 700mL
This bottle of 35YO Karuizawa label showcases the sumurai ethic – “Bushido”. Featuring the painting “Moon Above Daimotsu Bay” by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi.
After the battle between Taira and Minamoto clans, Minamoto no Yoritomo, seeing his younger brother Minamoto no Yoshitsune as a rival power, excludes him from the royal family despite his loyal performance in battle. Yoshitsune decides to escape with his retainer Benkei. On the boat to the North, they are stuck by a dangerous storm and attacked by ghosts of the sea. Benkei realises that the only way to defeat a vengeful spirit is through prayer, and the storm dissipates.
“A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor”, this 35YO Karuizawa will brace you against the violent storms.