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Kavalan

Kavalan
Sweet Cream Liqueur

Category: Cream Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 17%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$21

Kavalan
Sweet Cream Liqueur

Category: Cream Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 17%
Opaque taupe color. Creamy, fruity aromas and flavors of papaya-banana custard, caramel gelato, warm eggnog, and delicate spices with a satiny, bright, moderately sweet medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length finish that presents notes of pistachio ice cream and whole milk finish. A nice creamy liqueur with a fruity, tropical twist.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Candied, Mild & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: papaya-banana custard, caramel gelato, warm eggnog, and delicate spices
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of pistachio ice cream and whole milk
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: Now neat and on the rocks
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice creamy liqueur with a fruity, tropical twist.

The Producer

Kavalan Distillery

The Producer
326, Section 2, Yuan-shan Road
Yuan-Shan, Yilan 26444
Taiwan
886 -39229000

Cream Liqueur

Spirits Glass Cream.jpg
Serve in a Rocks Glass
Cream Liqueur, quite simply is a liqueur that has dairy cream added to a liquor. The most famous examples come from Ireland; they have a base of Irish whiskey; there are also version from Scotland, Canada, the US and several other countries.

Most of these cream liqueurs are in the 14% to 17% alcoholic range and are medium-sweet with flavors such as nougat, praline and chocolate. Most are served over the rocks. The category took off in the 1970s and although not as wildly popular today, it has remained strong.