Kavalan Whiskies differ greatly, having various cask profiles such as Sherry, ex-Bourbon, Fino, and Vinho Barrique. They are highly awarded and quite elusive. In 2015, Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique was crowned the "World’s Best Single Malt Whisky" at the World Whiskies Awards in 2015.
Kavalan -- named after the land of Yilan, Taiwan -- produces ten million bottles annually at its facility with mountain views. The upstart brand managed to beat British labels at a blind tasting in January during Burns Night festivities, which celebrates the poet Robert Burns.