Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique Single Cask Strength
Kavalan // Taiwan
The Kavalan Solist series is the Taiwanese distiller's cask-strength line aged in various ex-wine casks. In this instance the various casks used to age the single malt whisky once held red and white wines aged in American oak.
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.
"While extremely light on the palate, the flavors are very deep and complex. The grapey-ness of the wine influence really comes through, mixed with the cereal notes of the malted barley and the vanilla from the oak itself. The finish reminds a bit of a root-beer-flavored Life Saver candy, which makes it a fun sip. A drop of water makes the hot finish a bit more creamy."