Full Review

Kavalan

Kavalan
Solist Amontillado Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

Category: Taiwanese Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 57.1%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$599.99

Kavalan
Solist Amontillado Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

Category: Taiwanese Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 57.1%
Copper color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate dipped dried figs, baked peach, tapenade topped grilled brioche, sesame oil, cedar, and soy glazed walnut with a satiny, vibrant, fruity full body and a peppery, layered, medium-long finish with touches of caramelized tropical fruits, molasses, Thai chiles, and sea salt finish. A powerful Taiwanese whisky with a salty-rich appeal and endless umami flavors.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity, Complex & Rich
Aroma Aroma: chocolate dipped dried figs, baked peach, tapenade topped grilled brioche, sesame oil, cedar, and soy glazed walnut
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of caramelized tropical fruits, molasses, Thai chiles, and sea salt
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks, with cigars and with drops of water
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A powerful Taiwanese whisky with a salty-rich appeal and endless umami flavors.

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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