Karuizawa 36 Views Of Mount Fuji 1999-2000 Vintages 36th Release is the final release in the highly popular 36 Views Of Mount Fuji series, which contains some of the last casks from the legendary closed distillery Karuizawa. The expression is made up of vintages from 1999 and 2000, the distillery’s final active years. The 36th release was bottled in 2021 at a cask strength of 60.8%. Each of the 36 labels features a landscape print by the celebrated Japanese ukiyo-e artist Hokusai, depicting Mount Fuji from different locations and in various seasons and weather conditions. Karuizawa 36 Views Of Mount Fuji 1999-2000 Vintages 36th Release features the woodblock print ‘Fine Wind, Clear Morning’, dating from around 1830. Karuizawa was a small distillery located at an idyllic spot: the slopes of the active volcano Mount Asama. The distillery was founded in 1955 by Daikoku Budoshu, a large wine and spirits producer. It initially only produced whisky intended for blends, but in 1977 the company changed its course and started to release single malts as well. Karuizawa bottlings never made an appearance on the international market during this period, and the distillery was mothballed in 2000. The first independent bottlings of Karuizawa started to appear in 2007 and today the legendary single malt is highly sought after. However, stocks have been drying up and Karuizawa whisky is becoming increasingly rare.