Kavalan Solist Moscatel Single Cask Strength

Single Malt

Kavalan // Taiwan

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    87
  • Avg. Rating

    4.67
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 13 )

Whisky ages very quickly in Taiwan’s sub-tropical climate. This single cask whisky is finished in a former Moscatel wine cask. Moscatel is a sweet dessert wine, produced primarily in Spain and Portugal, characterized by floral notes on the nose and a sultana-rich, honey-sweet palate. Since these are single barrel, cask strength releases, the ABV will vary. Expect 50-60% ABV. Solist Manzanilla is set to debut in the U.S. in April 2017.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    50.0
  • 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-Moscatel wine cask

Tasting Notes

"The aroma is full of golden raisins with waxy barley. The whisky springs to life with a few drops of water, adding fresh-cut grain, barley sugar, and hints of stewed prunes, raisiny wine, and muted pepper. Water adds a range of tropical fruits, touches of pipe tobacco, mild white pepper, and the creamy taste of wheat germ porridge. "

Flavor Profile

Fruity & Rich