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Kavalan

Kavalan
Solist Port Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

Category: Single Malt Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 57.8%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$299.99

Kavalan
Solist Port Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

Category: Single Malt Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 57.8%
Dark mahogany color. Aromas of leather, Serrano ham, cola, cappuccino, toffee coated nuts, custard, and rum-raisin with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a silky, involved, medium-long sea salted dark chocolate, fruity olives, sesame oil, and licorice finish. Heavy port influence imparts this whisky with deep, savory character unlocked with each sip.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity, Candied, Complex, Rich & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: leather, Serrano ham, cola, cappuccino, toffee coated nuts, custard, and rum-raisin
Taste Flavor: sea salted dark chocolate, fruity olives, sesame oil, and licorice
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat, on the rocks and with cigars
Cocktail Cocktails: Sazerac, Old Fashioned, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Heavy port influence imparts this whisky with deep, savory character unlocked with each sip.

The Producer or Importer

Hotaling & Co. Importer-Distiller

The Producer or  Importer
550 Montgomery
San Francisco, CA 94111
USA
1 415-630-5910

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Single Malt Whisky

Spirits Glass Glencairn Canadian Amber.jpg
Serve in a Glencairn Ganadian Whisky Glass
Single malt whisky is a whisky made from a fermented mash consisting entirely of malted barley and produced exclusively at a single distillery. Single malts can be produced in various countries, each with their own specific regulations.

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