Tasting Notes For Kavalan Ex-Sherry Oak
Nose: Rich sherry-cask notes – dates, prunes and raisins, with spice and savoury umami touches.
Taste: Sweet and thick, with dried berries, black pepper, tobacco and dark chocolate.
Finish: The dark chocolate fades to reveal sweet fruit.
Kavalan ex-Sherry Oak is a naturally smooth and rich whisky with a complex character - clean with multiple layers of dried fruit, nuttiness, and spices. Matured in top quality special edition Oloroso sherry casks, the whisky is brought down to 46% with Kavalan spring water to give an incredibly smooth taste with a soft sweetness, losing the harshness of the alcohol's edge which can be present in the higher strength Solist version.
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.
World Whiskies Awards: Category Winner - 2018, 2020
World Whiskey Masters: Gold Medal - 2019
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 46%