Kavalan Distillery Select
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  • ripe fruit
  • vanilla
  • mango
  • port
  • oak
  • sweet
  • dark chocolate
  • burnt caramel
  • honey

Kavalan

Distillery Select (0.75l, 43%)
Price $43.99

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Character Goatson
A soft-spoken, pure Single Malt spirit from an exceptional Taiwanese maker.
 
If you have not heard of Kavalan yet, get ready for us to blow your Whisky-loving mind. That’s because Kavalan Distillery is located on the island of… Taiwan. And this relative newcomer to the pantheon of Single Malt deities is kicking serious Single Malt butt — winning awards and beating some of the most famous Whiskies in blind taste tests. Even Jim Murray himself has become a fan. Kavalan was founded in 2005 by Mr. Tien-Tsai Lee and is now owned by Taiwan’s King Car Group. They have developed a range of eighteen Single Malt offerings.
 
Kavalan Distillery Select is a new offering from Kavalan — launched in November of 2018. The motivation was to create an approachable, softer spirit that would stand up when sipped neat while also being ideal for craft cocktails — all at an exceptional price point. They were successful on all accounts. The softness comes from using refill casks, so the character of their signature style is fully maintained with gentle notes of vanilla with floral aromas while allowing the natural fruitiness of the core spirit shine out at 43% ABV.
 
Smartass corner: 
“Kavalan” is the name of an ancient indigenous people that inhabited the Yilan province of Taiwan — speaking to the native character of the Whiskies.
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Appearance / Color
Amber
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma of light florals and tropical fruits stand out with mango, banana, and Tahitian vanilla.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor profile is lightly sweet and delicate with flavors of English toffee, ripe fruit, lilacs, and honey.
 
Finish 
Smooth and soft, but lingering
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  • ripe fruit
  • vanilla
  • mango
  • port
  • oak
  • sweet
  • dark chocolate
  • burnt caramel
  • honey
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan and major rivals are Nikka and Suntory.  
The distillery used hybrid stills until 2006, which were discontinuous stills, with pot stills on the bottom and a short column on top.
The King Car Group also works with coffee, they really emphasize the importance of grinding it, so they give the same importance to the grinding of barley in the Whisky distillery.
The distillery has since been named by Whisky Magazine as the World Icons of Whisky "Whisky Visitor Attraction of the Year" for 2011, and its products have won several other awards.
Is it spelled Whisky or Whiskey? Maybe you've noticed it before, but let’s just take a wee moment to help you keep your Es in order with this simple rule: There is an E in the word Ireland, so there is also an E in their Whiskey. The rule also holds true for United States, so while there is no E in Scotland, Japan and Canada the same goes for their Whisky. All clear? Good.
In the U.S., Irish Whiskey sales have jumped by over 500% since 2002. It’s the fastest growing category in the Spirits industry. There’s some news to raise your glass to.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan and major rivals are Nikka and Suntory.  
The distillery used hybrid stills until 2006, which were discontinuous stills, with pot stills on the bottom and a short column on top.
The King Car Group also works with coffee, they really emphasize the importance of grinding it, so they give the same importance to the grinding of barley in the Whisky distillery.
The distillery has since been named by Whisky Magazine as the World Icons of Whisky "Whisky Visitor Attraction of the Year" for 2011, and its products have won several other awards.
Is it spelled Whisky or Whiskey? Maybe you've noticed it before, but let’s just take a wee moment to help you keep your Es in order with this simple rule: There is an E in the word Ireland, so there is also an E in their Whiskey. The rule also holds true for United States, so while there is no E in Scotland, Japan and Canada the same goes for their Whisky. All clear? Good.
In the U.S., Irish Whiskey sales have jumped by over 500% since 2002. It’s the fastest growing category in the Spirits industry. There’s some news to raise your glass to.
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