Kavalan Sherry Oak Single Malt

Single Malt

Kavalan // Taiwan

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    77
  • Avg. Rating

    3.33
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 75 )

Kavalan is in a unique position of having to define, not only for itself, but in a way, for Taiwan, what whisky from this location should taste like. They've settled on creating whiskies that they and their countrymen would drink which are whiskies that are more sweet and fruity. As a result, expect to see many of their whiskies either aged entirely, or at least finished, in wine casks.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    46.0
  • Single Malt
    Distilled 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 Type
    ex-Sherry

Tasting Notes

"Can you hear Steve Perry singing, "Oh Sherry?" If you are a sherry lover, this is the whisky for you. Kavalan Sherry Cask is deeply aromatic and floral and has sherry written all over it. With the tropical climate and angel's share taking five times that of Scotland, aging whisky is a bit tricky here. The finish is perhaps a bit too chewy and tannic."

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Flavor Profile

Fruity & Sweet