Kavalan Solist Port Cask #0100901021A 58.6% ABV (50ml)
Named for the ancient Yi-Lan county in the northeast, where the venture is located, Kavalan is Taiwan's only distillery at present. Stylistically, Kavalan's whiskies cross a remarkable breadth. Their flavour profiles range from traditional Speyside through to more robust expressions reminiscent of many recent Australian efforts. They have already confounded many critics and a cask strength release breached the mythical 3 digit barrier, rated 100 points by the highly respected ïBeverage Testing Institute in Chicago. The 2015 World Whisky Award is just one in a steady stream of commendations, proving that nowadays, lengthy maturation is no longer the rule when it comes to great whisky.
NOSE Bold dark fruits, currant, raisin, plum, leather, spice.
PALATE Rich and oily, sweetness with raisin, fig, sourness, oak spices, big flavors.
FINISH Salty fruit leather with oak spice, fruity and spicy, long.