About Taiwanese Whisky

About Taiwanese Whisky
Remarkably constructed in only 9 months in 2015, the Kavalan distillery is Taiwan's first whisky distillery. Despite their relative youth, the malt whiskies made at Kavalan are amazingly flavorful, complex, world-class spirits—modeled after Scottish single malts—that are a product of ingenuity, Scottish tradition and ingredients, and the unique tropical Taiwanese climate that accelerates the aging process.

Top Picks for Taiwanese Whisky

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