Full Review
Kavalan

Kavalan
ex-Bourbon Cask Single Malt Whisky

Category: Taiwanese Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 46%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$124.99

Kavalan
ex-Bourbon Cask Single Malt Whisky

Category: Taiwanese Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 46%
Medium gold color. Sweet aromas of candy corn, wild mint, clover flower, and cream soda with a satiny, lively, fruity light-to-medium body and a peppery, interesting, long tangerine and curaçao oranges, dried dates, buttery artisan toffee, deep woods, and nutmeg and pumpernickel finish. A lovely, bourbon-like malt whisky with terrific concentration and length.
Tasting Info
Spirits Glass Style: Complex, Fruity, Candied & Rich
Aroma Aroma: candy corn, wild mint, clover flower, and cream soda
Taste Flavor: tangerine and curaçao oranges, dried dates, buttery artisan toffee, deep woods, and nutmeg and pumpernickel
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks, with drops of water and with cigars
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lovely, bourbon-like malt whisky with terrific concentration and length.
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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