Kavalan Distillery Reserve Peaty Cask
Kavalan // Taiwan
Found only at Kavalan's Spirit Castle, their distillery's visitor center, is the Distillery Reserve Peaty Cask release from the Taiwanese whisky producer. It offers a prophecy of things to come, as well as an intermediate way-station, as Kavalan is currently aging whisky distilled from a peated mash bill. Review from bottle 191 of 289. Cask strength at 52.4%.
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 Typepeated whisky cask
"A honeyed nose takes center stage with hay and floral notes, and peat aromas are found only in the background. It then comes on much stronger with on the palate, which also showcases tropical fruits such as kiwi, guava, coconut and melon. A darker clover-honey emerges, moving into a dry finish with charcoal and peat, and only background sweetness. The peat is "clean", i.e., not salty or iodine, more of a campfire earthiness, dug-out-from-the-ground peat."