Kavalan Whisky Solist Madeira Cask /57,1%/ –
The Kavalan brand debuted in 2008 and literarily took whisky world by the storm. The whisky is produced at the Yuan Shan Distillery built in the city of Yuanshan, in the Northern part of Taiwan in 2005/2006. The hot and humid conditions accelerate the aging process but also increase angel’s share up to 12% annually. Within the last seven years the distillery expanded twice (2015 and 2017) and is currently equipped with 20 stills capable of producing 9 million liter of sprit per annum. The Solist range, consisting of single cask expressions aged in various types of wood, was launched in the late 2009. Here we have Kavalan distilled in May 2015, aged in ex-Madeira cask no. D 150514032A and bottled at natural strength of 57.1% abv. The cask yielded 221 bottles.Nose
: quite intense, raisins, plums, black cherries, figs, honey, mocha, cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper, hints of tobacco and forest floor.
Palate: follows the nose, cherries, raisins and sultanas, mixed berries marmalade, black pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon and toasted oak.
Finish: long, with notes of ripe berries, toffee, milk chocolate, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg and oak.