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Kavalan

Kavalan
Oloroso Sherry Oak Single Malt Whisky

Category: Taiwanese Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 46%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$149.99

Kavalan
Oloroso Sherry Oak Single Malt Whisky

Category: Taiwanese Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 46%
Copper color. Yeasty, fruity aromas of raisins, maple-pecan, sea salt, sweet soy sauce, molasses cookies, brioche, candied cherries, and fruit cake with a velvety, crisp, fruity full body and a warming, intricate, long cola, Spanish peanut brittle, plum sauce, sage, halvah, and candied pine nuts finish. A full-bodied, heavily sherry-influenced Taiwanese whiskey with a dark and mysterious allure; rum-lovers need apply.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Candied, Fruity, Complex & Rich
Aroma Aroma: raisins, maple-pecan, sea salt, sweet soy sauce, molasses cookies, brioche, candied cherries, and fruit cake
Taste Flavor: cola, Spanish peanut brittle, plum sauce, sage, halvah, and candied pine nuts
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Finish Finish: Nutty
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks and with cigars
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A full-bodied, heavily sherry-influenced Taiwanese whiskey with a dark and mysterious allure; rum-lovers need apply.

The Producer

Kavalan Distillery

The Producer
326, Section 2, Yuan-shan Road
Yuan-Shan, Yilan 26444
Taiwan
886 -39229000

Their Portfolio

85 Kavalan Sweet Cream Liqueur 17% (Taiwan) $21.00.
93 Kavalan Concertmaster Port Cask Single Malt Whisky 80% (Taiwan) $99.99.
94 Kavalan Sherry Oak Single Malt Whisky 92% (Taiwan) $149.99.
90 Kavalan Classic Single Malt Whisky 40% (Taiwan) $89.99.
89 Kavalan Concertmaster Port Cask Single Malt Whisky 40% (Taiwan) $99.99.
93 Kavalan Solist ex-Bourbon Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 58.6% (Taiwan) $159.99.
97 Kavalan Solist Oloroso Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 57.1% (Taiwan) $179.99.
95 Kavalan Solist Fino Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 57% (Taiwan) $469.99.
93 Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 56.3% (Taiwan) $199.99.
88 Kavalan Podium Single Malt Whisky 46% (Taiwan) $119.99.
92 Kavalan Distillery Reserve Peaty Cask Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 57.1% (Taiwan) $69.99.
93 Kavalan Distillery Reserve Rum Cask Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 57.8% (Taiwan) $69.99.
92 Kavalan Solist Brandy Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 59.4% (Taiwan) $179.99.
95 Kavalan Solist Port Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 58.6% (Taiwan) $299.99.
94 Kavalan Solist Amontillado Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 57.1% (Taiwan) $599.99.
92 Kavalan Solist Manzanilla Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 58.6% (Taiwan) $599.99.
94 Kavalan Solist Pedro Ximénez Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 55.6% (Taiwan) $699.99.
96 Kavalan Solist Moscatel Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 56.3% (Taiwan) $599.99.
92 Kavalan ex-Bourbon Oak Single Malt Whisky 46% (Taiwan) $124.99.
93 Kavalan Oloroso Sherry Oak Single Malt Whisky 46% (Taiwan) $149.99.
94 King Car Conductor Single Malt Whisky 46% (Taiwan) $119.99.

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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