Tasting Notes For Kavalan Distillery Select
Nose: Sweet aromas of tropical fruit, namely mango and banana, buttery caramel with a floral undertone.
Taste: Rich oak and warming vanilla, mellow lavender honey notes and orchard fruits.
Finish: Lingering stewed fruit, butterscotch and more vanilla.
Kavalan’s Distillery Select series showcases the fine art of blending and the exquisite cask selection of Taiwan’s premier distillery. A brand-new Single Malt release from award-winning Taiwanese distillery Kavalan, celebrating the craftsmanship of Master Blender Ian Chang. 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.
Aged in refill casks, Kavalan Distillery Select Single Malt captures the fruity, tropical character that Kavalan has become known for, whilst also displaying a refined balance from its maturation in the tropical temperatures of Taiwan.
San Francisco World Spirits Competition: Gold Medal - 2019, 2020
World Whiskey Masters: Gold Medal - 2019
Ultimate Spirits Challenge: 93 Points - 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 40%