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Kavalan

Kavalan
Solist Pedro Ximénez Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

Category: Taiwanese Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 55.6%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$699.99

Kavalan
Solist Pedro Ximénez Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

Category: Taiwanese Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 55.6%
Bright mahogany color. Aromas of molasses, almond biscotti, leather, olives, tamari, toasted coconut, and red bean confection with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting, medium-long chocolate truffle, cloud berry, star anise, carob, raisins, and dried figs finish. A chewy, sherry-influenced tropical whiskey that will be very attractive to rum drinkers.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich
Aroma Aroma: molasses, almond biscotti, leather, olives, tamari, toasted coconut, and red bean confection
Taste Flavor: chocolate truffle, cloud berry, star anise, carob, raisins, and dried figs
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: with drops of water, neat, on the rocks and in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Paper Plane, Whiskey Smash
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A chewy, sherry-influenced tropical whiskey that will be very attractive to rum drinkers.

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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