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Kavalan

Kavalan
Sweet Cream Liqueur

Category: Cream Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 17%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$47

Kavalan
Sweet Cream Liqueur

Category: Cream Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 17%
Golden amber color. Aromas of cocoa powder, caramel yogurt, and malted milk with a silky, crisp, moderately sweet medium body and a smooth, breezy Hershey’s bar, whipped topping, and chocolate sprinkles finish. A creamy treat for cocktails and nightcaps.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild
Aroma Aroma: cocoa powder, caramel yogurt, and malted milk
Taste Flavor: hershey's bar, whipped topping, and chocolate sprinkles
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Amaretto Sour, Pimm's Cup
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A creamy treat for cocktails and nightcaps.

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.

Cream Liqueur

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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.