New whisky for tasting in Jastrzębia Góra and Warsaw
Kavalan Solist Manzanilla Sherry Cask / 57,8%/ 0,7l – The Yuan Shand Distillery, producer of Kavalan single malt, was built in 2005 in Yilan County, Taiwan by King Car Food Industrial Company. The whisky debuted three years later and immediately started winning whisky competitions. The success of the brand is so great (it scored 180 medals and awards) that in 2015 the owners decided to increase capacity from 1.5 million to 4.5 million liters of spirit per annum and the following year double it to 9 million liters. The Solist range, containing single cask whiskies aged in various types of wood, was launched in the late 2009. Manzanilla Sherry Cask is one of the most interesting expressions. Manzanilla, produced by the sea, is very much like Fino sherry, with light texture, mineral flavors and touch of saltiness.
Nose: pretty complex, slightly coastal, with a whiff of sea breeze, honeydew melon, apples, toffee, coffee beans and delicate herbal notes.
Palate: nicely balanced, oranges, green apples, vanilla, salted nuts, toffee, hints of licorice and mint.
Finish: medium long, fruity and slightly salty with lingering vanilla notes.