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Kavalan

Kavalan
Solist Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

Category: Taiwanese Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 117.2%
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$179.99

Kavalan
Solist Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

Category: Taiwanese Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 117.2%
Clear mahogany color. Nutty, umami, roasted aromas of salted and roasted marcona almonds, Madeira cake with raisin, molasses with espresso beans, and soy sauce and braised oxtail with a slightly chewy, racy, fruity fat body and a peppery, thought-provoking, very long spicy peanut butter, sprouts and pimiento, mushrooms with raisins and honey, mexican hot chocolate, and Japanese peanuts finish. A profound study in cask finishing; rich, salty, satisfying, mesmerizing.
Tasting Info
Spirits Glass Style: Complex, Fruity, Candied, Herbal, Rich & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: salted and roasted marcona almonds, Madeira cake with raisin, molasses with espresso beans, and soy sauce and braised oxtail
Taste Flavor: spicy peanut butter, sprouts and pimiento, mushrooms with raisins and honey, mexican hot chocolate, and Japanese peanuts
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Finish Finish: Nutty
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks, with cigars and with drops of water
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A profound study in cask finishing; rich, salty, satisfying, mesmerizing.
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 Canadian 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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