Taiwan, of all places, is where one of the biggest Whisky hits of the last years has come from. Award winning Kavalan Whiskies are the result of the work of a small but dedicated team at the King Car distillery in Taiwan.
The subtropical heat and high humidity of the Yi-Lan region where the distillery is located, cause an accelerated maturation, ensuring a rich, complex Whisky in just a few years. So it should come as no surprise that the distillery was established in 2005 and firstKavalan Whisky was launched already in 2008.
When it comes to Whisky in Taiwan, Kavalan seems to get all the attention. Kavalan Whiskies are the result of the work of a small but dedicated team at the King Car distillery in Taiwan that put Taiwanese Whisky on the map.
What is NAS?
NAS stands for “No Age Statement". It's Spirit which is bottled, without its maturation age being stated on the label.
What is the Angels' Share?
The amount of liquid that evaporates into the air through wooden oak barrels. It cause producers a loss of around 2% of the stored Spirit every year. The amount of lost liquid increases with higher temperatures. So in a hot climate it's economical to choose a denser wood.
One of the challenges for the Whisky producers in Taiwan is to change the method of Whisky production to suit a hot climate. The sub-tropical climate of the seasons accelerates maturation but is bad for the Angel's share – there is a lot of evaporation.
Taiwan is the third largest consumer of Single Malts in the world, right after the US and France.
Kavalanis 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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