About Single Malt Whisky

About Single Malt Whisky
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.

Top Picks for Single Malt Whisky

Kavalan Solist Oloroso Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
99 points
$224.99
Bronze color. Savory, sweet aromas and flavors of butter sautéed marcona almonds, schmaltz and duck fat sweet potato fries, warm chocolate nut fudge, and caramelized bacon and forest mushrooms finished with shoyu with a chewy, tangy, off-dry full body and a warming, very complex, endless finish that exhibits accents of mint, spiced fruits, pepper, and minerals. A colossus of a Whisky that delivers seemingly endless waves of flavor and evolves with every sip.
99 points $224.99
Kavalan Artist Series: Paul Chiang French Wine Cask Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
98 points
$159.99
Copper color. Spicy aromas and flavors of molasses cookie, pumpkin loaf, cola, and chai latte with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, complex, very long finish with notes of tropical tea, grapefruit, and fruit and nut press. A distinctively tropical Single Malt with endlessly satisfying complexity.
98 points $159.99
Kavalan Solist Fino Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
97 points
$469.99
Dark amber color. Aromas and flavors of fresh creamy caramels, plump castelvetrano olives, madeira cake, roasted banana, soy sauce, and fine herbs with a velvety, lively, dry-yet-fruity fat body and a warming, very complex, very long finish. An absurdly delicious Single Malt Whisky with an awesome symphony of umami flavors; holds its ABV well and absolutely delights the palate.
97 points $469.99
Kavalan Solist Moscatel Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
97 points
$599.99
Copper color. Aromas and flavors of halvah, honey, raisins, and cola with a velvety, crisp, dryish full body and a hot, elaborate, endless finish with overtones of orris root and licorice. A dense and brooding Whisky that packs unprecedented volumes of palatal hedonic bliss.
97 points $599.99
Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
96 points
$257.99
Dark amber color. Unusual, complex aromas of chestnut, black plantains, jasmine, jamon iberico, black olives, and cola with a round, vibrant, dryish medium-full body and a hot, colossal, very long fine espresso, fresh cream, hazelnuts on swiss meringue, and licorice finish. An exemplary Single Malt that bestows the palate with generous junctures of intense and balanced flavors.
96 points $257.99
Kavalan Solist Port Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
96 points
$299.99
Copper color. Aromas and flavors of brown sugar, tar and roses, honey, cola, plump olives, and sweet tea with a fat body and a warming, subtle, medium-long finish with accents of caramelized white chocolate, dark roasted brazil nut, and toasted sesame. A symphonous, joyous Single Malt that provides textural precision and deep gratifying flavors akin to Barolo.
96 points $299.99
Kavalan Solist Manzanilla Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
96 points
$599.99
Bronze color. Aromas and flavors of raisin chutney, malted chocolate bar, and anise cookie and gingerbread with a chewy, vibrant, fruity fat body and a peppery, interesting, long finish with accents of chocolate cherries and peaches, rich baking spices, sticky toffee pudding, and peppercorns. A bold, warming Sherry influence makes this a dark contemplative sipper.
96 points $599.99
Kavalan Distillery Reserve Rum Cask Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
95 points
$69.99
Golden amber color. Aromas of bananas foster, Grand Marnier, black tea, and brazil nut with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, distinctive, very long salted caramel, roasted marshmallow, and caramelized white chocolate finish. This bourbon-lover’s Single Malt will entice most any American Whiskey drinker to the delights of Taiwanese Whisky.
95 points $69.99
Kavalan Sky Gold Wine Cask Matured Single Cask Single Malt Whisky
95 points
$119.99
Dark amber color. Inviting aromas and flavors of roasted peach, pound cake, marzipan, brown sugar, and black tea with a velvety, bright, dryish full body and a warming, thought-provoking, endless finish with elements of dates, hints of white flowers, dark chocolate, and aniseed. A deliciously integrated, velvety Whisky with an evolving and endlessly satisfying finish.
95 points $119.99
Kavalan Solist Ex-Bourbon Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
95 points
$159.99
Bright gold color. Aromas and flavors of cream soda, sandalwood, gingerbread, and licorice with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dryish medium-full body and a tingling, compelling, medium-length finish that shows suggestions of caramel latte. A voluptuous, flavor-packed Single Malt Whisky with caramel-y appeal.
95 points $159.99