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Kavalan

Kavalan
Podium Single Malt Whisky

Category: Single Malt Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 46%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$119.99

Kavalan
Podium Single Malt Whisky

Category: Single Malt Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 46%
Gold color. Aromas of key lime, floral honey, cinnamon, allspice, and ginger-turmeric tea with a round, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a peppery, elaborate, very long red apple, exotic peppercorns, tamarind and starfruit chutney, ginger, marmite, and digestive biscuit finish. Complexity abounds in this superbly balanced single malt that combines notes of tropical fruit, spice, biscuit and umami-rich flavors into a work of palatal art; mouthwatering.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich, Spicy, Herbal, Complex & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: key lime, floral honey, cinnamon, allspice, and ginger-turmeric tea
Taste Flavor: red apple, exotic peppercorns, tamarind and starfruit chutney, ginger, marmite, and digestive biscuit
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks, with cigars and in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Sazerac, Old Fashioned, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Complexity abounds in this superbly balanced single malt that combines notes of tropical fruit, spice, biscuit and umami-rich flavors into a work of palatal art; mouthwatering.

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

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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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