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Kavalan

Kavalan
Sweet Coffee Liqueur

Category: Coffee Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 19%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$38

Kavalan
Sweet Coffee Liqueur

Category: Coffee Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 19%
Dark brown color. Aromas of char-roasted espresso, grilled vanilla bean, baking chocolate, and black toast with a satiny, crisp, sweet medium body and a smooth, medium-length caramel-kissed black coffee finish. A rich and smoky Coffee Liqueur that will play well in winter warmer cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Smoky & Rich
Aroma Aroma: char roasted espresso, grilled vanilla bean, baking chocolate, and black toast
Taste Flavor: caramel-kissed black coffee
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Cappuccino Freddo, Black Russian
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and smoky coffee liqueur that will play well in winter warmer cocktails.

The Producer

Kavalan Distillery

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

Their Portfolio

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.

Coffee Liqueur

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Serve in a Copita
Coffee liqueurs, made with coffee and alcohol, are some of the most popular liqueurs in the world. Producers in countries around the world craft versions, from Ireland to Italy to Mexico. A basic type is creme de cacao, made from the extract of cocoa beans, while others coffee liqueurs are famed as particular brand names. Alcoholic content ranges from 18% to 30%.

Coffee liqueurs can be served hot or cold, neat or over ice or served with cola or, of course, coffee. They also serve as the base for famous cocktails such as a White or Black Russian.