Tasting Notes For Kavalan Distillery Select N°2
Nose: Sweet, floral melon, bold malt, and tannic oak.
Taste: Mixed garden herbs and wafts of floral tea with lemon combine with tropical fruits covered with cream and rich vanilla.
Finish: Dry on the finish, with prickly white pepper, bitter oak spice, and wafts of juicy pineapple.
An exciting addition to Kavalan's Distillery Select range, which is intended to showcase the Taiwanese distillery's skill in blending and cask selection. Distillery Select No.2 focuses on a floral, herbal flavour profile and is a fantastic exploration of the characteristics which masterful distillation, aging, and blending can achieve.
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.
This expression No. 2 is an enticingly smooth drop, deeply aromatic with an irresistible floral and herbal complexity that delivers the delicious tranquillity of the forest, whilst also displaying a refined balance from its maturation in the tropical temperatures of Taiwan.
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%