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Kavalan

Kavalan
Distillery Select Whisky - for the US Market

Category: Single Malt Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 43%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$59.99
2019 World Cocktail Championships - 3rd Place Highball Whisky

Kavalan
Distillery Select Whisky - for the US Market

Category: Single Malt Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 43%
Golden amber color. Aromas of sweet brown sugar, cherry cola, roasted nuts, sherry, tropical fruit tart, and sea spray with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a graceful, intricate, medium-long Chinese 5-spice, plum sauce, and spiced apricot preserves finish. A distinctive, concentrated and lively single malt with lots of tropical and umami character.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity, Rich & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: sweet brown sugar, cherry cola, roasted nuts, sherry, tropical fruit tart, and sea spray
Taste Flavor: Chinese 5-spice, plum sauce, and spiced apricot preserves
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat, on the rocks, with cigars and with drops of water
Cocktail Cocktails: Sazerac, Old Fashioned, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A distinctive, concentrated and lively single malt with lots of tropical and umami character.

The Producer or Importer

Hotaling & Co. Importer-Distiller

The Producer or  Importer
550 Montgomery
San Francisco, CA 94111
USA
1 415-630-5910

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Single Malt Whisky

Spirits Glass Glencairn Canadian Amber.jpg
Serve in a Glencairn Ganadian Whisky Glass
Single malt whisky is a whisky made from a fermented mash consisting entirely of malted barley and produced exclusively at a single distillery. Single malts can be produced in various countries, each with their own specific regulations.

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