Full Review

Kavalan

Kavalan
Solist Manzanilla Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

Category: Taiwanese Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 58.6%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$599.99

Kavalan
Solist Manzanilla Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

Category: Taiwanese Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 58.6%
Dark amber color. Aromas of salted almonds, flourless chocolate cake, salted caramel, bourbon-vanilla, and honey glazed bacon with a round, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a peppery, very complex, very long cinnamon, ginger powder, caramelized pineapple and starfruit, and luxury tobacco finish. A big and balanced Taiwanese whiskey with an elegant character and spicy finish.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex & Rich
Aroma Aroma: salted almonds, flourless chocolate cake, salted caramel, bourbon-vanilla, and honey glazed bacon
Taste Flavor: cinnamon, ginger powder, caramelized pineapple and starfruit, and luxury tobacco
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Finish Finish: Spicy
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks, with cigars and with drops of water
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A big and balanced Taiwanese whiskey with an elegant character and spicy finish.

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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