Kavalan is a whisky from the Taiwanese King Car Group, located at the cross boundary of Yi-Lan Mountain and the sea. When the Pacific Ocean mist and the Snowy Mountain wind interact, the air circulating outside around of the casks will allow even better effects of “wood breathing” function. The “deeply asleep” whisky inside the casks will absorb the natural scents from the interactions of mountain and water, therefore breeding the rich and charming tastes of King Car whiskies. King Car produces the finest quality spirit from the unique water source which Yi-Lan possesses. It is calling out to the world with its world class quality and its unique Taiwanese style. With high temperatures and high humidity, they are dealing with a fast forward maturation. The Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique was matured in American oak casks, first charred, then air-dried for two years, seasoned with European red and white wine casks, then re-charred, and eventually filled with spirit. It is around 4 years old at its youngest.
This is a single malt Taiwanese whisky aged entirely in a former tasty port cask, released by Kavalan as part of their Solist range. As with all Solist offerings, this single cask whisky is non-chill filtered, natural color, and is presented at cask strength.
Nose: Mandarin oranges, light oak, port wine
Palate: Red berries, vanilla, chocolate pastry, cinnamon,
Finish: Long, citrus and spices.