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Kavalan

Kavalan
Classic Single Malt Whisky

Category: Taiwanese Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 80%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$89.99

Kavalan
Classic Single Malt Whisky

Category: Taiwanese Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 80%
Clear copper color. Nutty, floral aromas and flavors of stewed raisin, rich sherry, toasted marcona almond, and dried rose petal and petrol with a supple, lively, fruity full body and a warming, massive, very long candied pecan and rosemary, toasted brioche with honey and marmalade, chocolate hazelnut spread, and caramelized mango and pineapple finish. A superb after-dinner dram.
Tasting Info
Spirits Glass Style: Fruity, Herbal, Complex, Candied & Rich
Aroma Aroma: stewed raisin, rich sherry, toasted marcona almond, and dried rose petal and petrol
Taste Flavor: candied pecan and rosemary, toasted brioche with honey and marmalade, chocolate hazelnut spread, and caramelized mango and pineapple
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks, with cigars and with drops of water
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A superb after-dinner dram.
The Producer

Kavalan Distillery

The Producer
326, Section 2, Yuan-shan Road
Yuan-Shan, Yilan 26444
Taiwan
886 -39229000
Taiwanese Whisky
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Serve in a Canadian Whisky Glass
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.
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