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Kavalan

Kavalan
Sherry Oak Single Malt Whisky

Category: Taiwanese Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 92%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$149.99

Kavalan
Sherry Oak Single Malt Whisky

Category: Taiwanese Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 92%
Brilliant mahogany color. Aromas and flavors of stewed black fruits, ground peanuts, swiss cheese, and pancake syrup with a lightly tannic, crisp, fruity sweet full body and a searing, thought-provoking, long finish with shades of chocolate covered caramel and peanut butter, molasses, candied peanuts, and dried pineapple finish. A super-rich and full bodied whiskey that will play well in high-end cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex, Fruity, Candied, Funky & Herbal
Aroma Aroma: stewed black fruits, ground peanuts, Swiss cheese, and pancake syrup
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of chocolate covered caramel and peanut butter, molasses, candied peanuts, and dried pineapple
Smoothness Smoothness: Searing
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Junglebird, Airmail
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A super-rich and full bodied whiskey that will play well in high-end cocktails.

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 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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