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Kavalan

Kavalan
Distillery Reserve Single Malt Whisky Peaty Cask

Category: Taiwanese Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 117.2%
97 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative

Kavalan
Distillery Reserve Single Malt Whisky Peaty Cask

Category: Taiwanese Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 117.2%
Pale mahogany color. Candied aromas of cafe latte and fine tobacco, cocoa nib and wet tropical leaves, butterscotch chips, and scotch oatmeal cookie with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fat body and a peppery, very complex, endless gingerbread and graham cracker with molasses, almond croissant with brown sugar glaze, dried figs and aromatic bitters, and ripe red cherries with rose petals finish. A stellar, rich and chewy whiskey for endless contemplation.
Tasting Info
Spirits Glass Style: Rich, Spicy, Herbal, Fruity, Complex & Candied
Aroma Aroma: cafe latte and fine tobacco, cocoa nib and wet tropical leaves, butterscotch chips, and scotch oatmeal cookie
Taste Flavor: gingerbread and graham cracker with molasses, almond croissant with brown sugar glaze, dried figs and aromatic bitters, and ripe red cherries with rose petals
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks and with cigars
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A stellar, rich and chewy whiskey for endless contemplation.
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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