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Kavalan

Kavalan
Solist Vinho Barrique Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

Category: Taiwanese Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 57.1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$199.99

Kavalan
Solist Vinho Barrique Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

Category: Taiwanese Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 57.1%
Clear copper color. Tropical, nutty aromas of candied pineapple and freshly pulled espresso, salted peanut brittle, vanilla cola, caramelized tropical fruits, and island sun and pecan pie with a round, vibrant, fruity full body and a warming, complex, medium-long artisan toffee, kiwi candy, toasted Hawaiian roll, and yuzu marmalade and oolong tea finish. An intensely expressive, tropical, chewy treat crafted with great skill and passion.
Tasting Info
Spirits Glass Style: Candied, Fruity, Complex & Rich
Aroma Aroma: candied pineapple and freshly pulled espresso, salted peanut brittle, vanilla cola, caramelized tropical fruits, and island sun and pecan pie
Taste Flavor: artisan toffee, kiwi candy, toasted Hawaiian roll, and yuzu marmalade and oolong tea
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks, with cigars and with drops of water
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An intensely expressive, tropical, chewy treat crafted with great skill and passion.
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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