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Kavalan

Kavalan
Concertmaster Sherry Cask Finish Single Malt Whisky

Category: Single Malt Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 40%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$99.99

Kavalan
Concertmaster Sherry Cask Finish Single Malt Whisky

Category: Single Malt Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 40%
Golden amber color. Inviting aromas and flavors of fruit cake drizzled with honey, pear nectar, and dried apricot with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and a seamless, complex, long finish displaying accents of green tea, grilled bread, chocolate with roasted almonds, and roasted hazelnuts. A beautifully balanced Whisky that delights the palate; notes of fruit, roasted nuts and chocolate blend to form a delicious spirit that’s at once chewy and velvety.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy, Rich, Fruity & Complex
Aroma Aroma: fruit cake drizzled with honey, pear nectar, and dried apricot
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of green tea, grilled bread, chocolate with roasted almonds, and roasted hazelnuts
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Sazerac, Old Fashioned, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A beautifully balanced whiskey that delights the palate; notes of fruit, roasted nuts and chocolate blend to form a delicious spirit that's at once chewy and velvety.

The Producer

Kavalan Distillery

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

Their Portfolio

94 Kavalan Solist Pedro Ximénez Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 55.6% (Taiwan) $699.99.
BR Kavalan Sweet Coffee Liqueur 19% (Taiwan) $38.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Kavalan Sweet Cream Liqueur 17% (Taiwan) $47.00.
89 Kavalan Gin 40% (Taiwan) $34.99.
93 Kavalan Classic Single Malt Whisky 40% (Taiwan) $92.99.
90 Kavalan Concertmaster Port Cask Finish Single Malt Whisky 40% (Taiwan) $99.99.
93 Kavalan Concertmaster Sherry Cask Finish Single Malt Whisky 40% (Taiwan) $99.99.
92 Kavalan Distillery Select No.1 Single Malt Whisky 40% (Taiwan) $59.99.
92 Kavalan Distillery Select No.2 Single Malt Whisky 40% (Taiwan) $59.99.
94 Kavalan Ex-Bourbon Oak Single Malt Whisky 46% (Taiwan) $128.99.
93 Kavalan Oloroso Sherry Oak Single Malt Whisky 46% (Taiwan) $153.99.
89 Kavalan Podium Single Malt Whisky 46% (Taiwan) $128.99.
95 Kavalan Solist Ex-Bourbon Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 57.8% (Taiwan) $159.99.
99 Kavalan Solist Oloroso Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 59.4% (Taiwan) $224.99.
97 Kavalan Solist Fino Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 56.3% (Taiwan) $469.99.
96 Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 57.1% (Taiwan) $257.99.
93 Kavalan Distillery Reserve Peaty Cask Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 51.6% (Taiwan) $69.99.
95 Kavalan Distillery Reserve Rum Cask Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 57.8% (Taiwan) $69.99.
88 Kavalan Solist Brandy Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 57.1% (Taiwan) $299.99.
96 Kavalan Solist Port Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 57.8% (Taiwan) $299.99.
91 Kavalan Solist Madeira Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 56.3% (Taiwan) $299.99.
94 Kavalan Solist Amontillado Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 54.8% (Taiwan) $599.99.
96 Kavalan Solist Manzanilla Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 57.8% (Taiwan) $599.99.
93 Kavalan Solist PX Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 58.6% (Taiwan) $699.99.
97 Kavalan Solist Moscatel Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 57.1% (Taiwan) $599.99.
94 Kavalan Earth Silver Wine Cask Matured Single Cask Single Malt Whisky 57.8% (Taiwan) $119.99.
95 Kavalan Sky Gold Wine Cask Matured Single Cask Single Malt Whisky 57.8% (Taiwan) $119.99.
87 Kavalan Artist Series: Paul Chiang Puncheon Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 57.1% (Taiwan) $159.99.
87 Kavalan Artist Series: Paul Chiang Virgin Oak Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 52.4% (Taiwan) $159.99.
98 Kavalan Artist Series: Paul Chiang French Wine Cask Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 62.6% (Taiwan) $159.99.
92 Kavalan Artist Series: Paul Chiang Peated Malt Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 54% (Taiwan) $159.99.
93 King Car Conductor Single Malt Whisky 46% (Taiwan) $128.99.
92 King Car 40th Anniversary Selected Wine Cask Matured Single Malt Whisky 56.3% (Taiwan) $139.99.

Single Malt Whisky

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Serve in a Glencairn Ganadian Whisky Glass
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.

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