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Kavalan

Kavalan
Distillery Reserve Single Malt Whisky Rum Cask

Category: Taiwanese Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 57.1%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Kavalan
Distillery Reserve Single Malt Whisky Rum Cask

Category: Taiwanese Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 57.1%
Clear gold color. Nutty aromas of kettle corn, cream soda, creme brulee, cantaloupe, almond confection, and candied cashews and granola with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a layered, long rose water and orange glaze, sipping chocolate, toasted coconut, Peruvian purple corn pudding, and violet candies finish. A fantastically nuanced Taiwanese whiskey that twists and turns from decadent nuttiness to an exotic perfume.
Tasting Info
Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: kettle corn, cream soda, creme brulee, cantaloupe, almond confection, and candied cashews and granola
Taste Flavor: rose water and orange glaze, sipping chocolate, toasted coconut, Peruvian purple corn pudding, and violet candies
Smoothness Smoothness: Normal
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks, with cigars and with drops of water
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fantastically nuanced Taiwanese whiskey that twists and turns from decadent nuttiness to an exotic perfume.
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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