Kavalan Classic Single Malt
Kavalan // Taiwan
The young distillery, Kavalan, released their first bottling in December 2008, but they have already made quite an impression winning awards and accolades. Distilled at the King Car Distillery in Taiwan, Kavalan is the name of the earliest tribe that inhabited Yilan, where King Car resides. The Classic bottling here is aged in ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks but mostly of the refill variety.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typerefill ex bourbon, refill ex sherry, new American oak
"Sweet herbs and green tea are found on the nose initially which then turn into sweet cereal. The tasting profile discloses more of a sherry profile with nuts and dried fruit. The finish isn't particularly long, but there is a peppery, smoky quality at the back end wrapping up the whisky nicely. "