Tasting Notes For Kavalan Concertmaster Port Cask Finish
Nose: Red grapes and clove, followed by a good whack of vanilla. A little bit of tobacco leaf and cookie dough.
Taste: Brown sugar mixed with ground cinnamon and white pepper, doused in good Port. A core of white oak warmth.
Finish: Raisins, prunes, strawberry jam and another pinch of tobacco.
Using Portuguese ruby Port wine casks as the main flavour, Kavalan Concertmaster Port Cask Finish single malt whisky is first matured in specially selected American oak casks and then finished in port barriques. The ageing in barriques mellows the flavours and adds indefinable smoothness to the whisky. It is rich bodied with natural sweetness and complexity.
Every bottle of Kavalan is double distilled and aged in one of Kavalan’s two maturation warehouses, each 5 storeys high, where it is left to mature in the tropical heat of Taiwan’s East Coast until the whiskies are judged by the master blender to be at their peak perfection.
Kavalan Distillery has been pioneering the art of single malt whisky in Yilan County, Taiwan since 2005. Kavalan sources the mineral-rich meltwaters of Snow Mountain and is aged in a unique combination of intense heat and humidity together with sea and mountain breezes. All this combines to create the quality, smoothness, and fruity character for which Kavalan is known.
Kavalan takes Yilan County's old name. A land of blessings, it was here that entrepreneur Mr. Tien-Tsai Lee dreamed of a new whisky homeland and a ‘century-old’ distillery to last generations.
Mr. T.T. Lee’s ambition to create Taiwan’s first whisky took him across the old world to the sacred distilleries of Scotland and Japan. He knew to compete, Taiwan must be world-class, and this tested every sinew of his resolve.
Kavalan brings together a highly skilled R&D team which takes on the legacy of renowned whisky specialist, the late Dr. Jim Swan. It is backed by King Car Group and its more than 40 years of beverage experience and knowledge.
Producer King Car Distillery Style Single Malt Age No Age Statement Volume 70CL ABV 40%