Kavalan Solist Sherry Single Cask Strength
Kavalan // Taiwan
The Solist Series from Kavalan represents their single cask, cask strength bottlings. This Sherry Cask bottling has its whisky aged in former Oloroso sherry butts. Because of the hot climate in Taiwan, the angels' share is high, as is the interaction between spirit and wood. Therefore, many Kavalan whiskies are mature beyond their years. As they are cask strength bottlings, expect to see ABV variation from bottle to bottle. No chill-filtration or additional coloring added to the bottling.
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.
"Rich and extremely aromatic, the nose is dominated by an assortment of red fruits and chocolate, but there’s also mint, paint thinner, and soy. The palate is rich and fruity, with blackberries and plums, but it also has a nutty element, as well as cloves. Finally the finish shifts to a drier note, highlighted by tobacco leaves and cocoa."