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Kavalan

Kavalan
Concertmaster Port Cask Single Malt Whisky

Category: Taiwanese Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 80%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$99.99

Kavalan
Concertmaster Port Cask Single Malt Whisky

Category: Taiwanese Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 80%
Clear dark amber color. Toasty, yeasty, nutty aromas and flavors of raisin, molasses, toasted cinnamon pastry, and cardamom with a velvety, vibrant, fruity full body and a warming, very complex, very long finish with touches of lychee and coconut cream, cafe latte and black pepper, salted peanut crisp and spun sugar, and mead and orange flower water finish. A rich and brooding whiskey with wide appeal and sophistication.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich
Aroma Aroma: raisin, molasses, toasted cinnamon pastry, and cardamom
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of lychee and coconut cream, cafe latte and black pepper, salted peanut crisp and spun sugar, and mead and orange flower water
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat, on the rocks, with cigars and with drops of water
Cocktail Cocktails: Flip, Whiskey Smash
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and brooding whiskey with wide appeal and sophistication.

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 Glencairn Ganadian 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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