Kavalan is an internationally-renowned whisky distillery operating in Taiwan. It makes a number of relatively entry-level single malts. But they also produce higher-end single cask whiskies under the Solist label. Oloroso Sherry matured single cask whisky from Taiwan, bottled without artificial colouring or chill filtration. Now finally available in Europe, Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask won a Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and was named Best Rest of the World Single Malt Whisky at the World Whiskies Awards in 2012!
Nose: Sherried oak and dried fruit - deep and brooding. Marzipan, nuts, dates, vanilla and spice.
Palate: More of the same, full and extremely impressive. More mixed dark spices develop with cocoa.
Finish: Condensed Sherried goodness.