Solist ex-Bourbon Cask

(0.75l, 57.8%)

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Kavalan ex Bourbon Cask will make you believe that Taiwanese wear kilts.

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.

Let’s start by saying that Kavalan ex Bourbon Cask has won just about every gold medal that you can think of, and a rare platinum one too. They take their exceptional single cask Solist Whisky and cut it a bit with natural spring water. But don’t worry… they stop at the single malt sweet spot of 46% ABV, so this Taiwanese gem is just perfect as far as we’re concerned. And as the name implies, it is aged exclusively in ex-Bourbon casks.

Smartass Corner
“Kavalan” is the name of an ancient indigenous people that inhabited the Yilan province of Taiwan.

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  • Style
    Single Malt Taiwanese Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
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  • Distillery
  • Bottler
    King Car

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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colo
Light amber 

Nose / Aroma / Smell 
Lime zest with cocoa butter and mango 

Flavor / Taste / Palate 
Apricot and mango with baked streusel cake 

The spice remains 
Ratings & Reviews
Great whisky. Taiwan is doing good things! Great tasting notes.
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