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Kavalan

Kavalan
Solist Brandy Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

Category: Taiwanese Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 59.4%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$179.99

Kavalan
Solist Brandy Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

Category: Taiwanese Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 59.4%
Amber color. Aromas of raisins, salted butterscotch, bay leaf, cheese and crackers, and chocolate lady fingers with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dryish medium-to-full body and a hot, stimulating, medium-long flan, orange caramel sauce, sea spray, and brandy soaked apricots finish. A zingy Taiwanese whiskey that brings heaps of dark flavors.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: raisins, salted butterscotch, bay leaf, cheese and crackers, and chocolate lady fingers
Taste Flavor: flan, orange caramel sauce, sea spray, and brandy soaked apricots
Smoothness Smoothness: Hot
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks and with cigars
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A zingy Taiwanese whiskey that brings heaps of dark flavors.

The Producer

Kavalan Distillery

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

Taiwanese Whisky

Spirits Glass Glencairn Canadian Amber.jpg
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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