About World Whiskies from Taiwan

About World Whiskies from Taiwan
A recent phenomenon in Taiwan has been the production of single malt whisky. Not just any single malt, mind you, but some that have been acclaimed as among the world's best. All this in just a few short years. The single malts from Taiwan are made in an intense, yet elegant style that emphasize strong and complex fruit and spice flavors from the distillate and especially the oak, were the tropical climate of the island has a huge influence and greatly accelerates maturation. While single malt whisky in Taiwan is a small industry at present, look for it to grow.

Top Picks for Taiwan

World Whiskies

Kavalan Solist Pedro Ximénez Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
94 points
Bright mahogany color. Aromas of molasses, almond biscotti, leather, olives, tamari, toasted coconut, and red bean confection with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting, medium-long chocolate truffle, cloud berry, star anise, carob, raisins, and dried figs finish. A chewy, sherry-influenced tropical whiskey that will be very attractive to rum drinkers.
94 points $699.99
Kavalan Solist Brandy Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
92 points
Amber color. Aromas of raisins, salted butterscotch, bay leaf, cheese and crackers, and chocolate lady fingers with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dryish medium-to-full body and a hot, stimulating, medium-long flan, orange caramel sauce, sea spray, and brandy soaked apricots finish. A zingy Taiwanese whiskey that brings heaps of dark flavors.
92 points $179.99