Articles in the Kavalan Category
Featured, Fino, Headline, Kavalan, Tasting Notes »
Last week was a good whisky week. David from Australia came over for whisky talk and a few drams, and brought this sample for me to try. I’ve been a long time fan of Kavalan, and was excited to try this one, I’ve never really gotten to try for some reason.
Kavalan Fino Sherry Cask Matured Taiwanese, 58.6% , £220
Nose: very …
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Richard Barr is a member of the Whisky Israel tasting society , a blog correspondent at times, and a good whisky friend and big whisky lover. From time to time he posts his notes and adventures on our blog.
Having attended Whisky Live shows in London & Madrid, and thoroughly enjoying both, I wanted to experience the show from a …
Featured, Headline, Kavalan, Taiwan, Tasting Notes »
This tasting note has been sitting for far too long in my email, and I only after getting the tasting notes from Shai & Richard (members of WI whisky tasting society whose notes will be published soon), i finally arrived at publishing them.
A bit of information about this whisky (described by Ian the master blender at King Car Whisky, …
Tasting four Kavalan expressions in the past months (Kavalan,Concert Master, Single Cask ‘Solist’ Ex-bourbon, and Single Cask ‘Solist’ Ex-sherry ) left me wanting more. i was utterly impressed with the sheer quality, and innovative spirit of Kavalan and their head distiller Ian Chang. I was hoping more new expressions will be released, and having heard some rumours about two new …
Cask Strength, Ex-Bourbon, Kavalan, Single Cask, Taiwan, Tasting Notes, Whisky Links »
It’s been a very interesting week here at Whisky Israel HQ, with three Kavalans already tasted and reviewed. If you read yesterday’s post, you will remember that i fell in love with the Ex-Sherry single cask expression which displayed complexity , power , and quality.
Today we are about to review its sibling the Ex-Bourbon matured spirit, at natural cask strength,no …
Cask Strength, Kavalan, Sherry, Single Cask, Taiwan, Tasting Notes, Whisky Links »
After tasting the two ‘basic’ Kavalans, we’re approaching the higher end expressions. Single Cask, Cask strength and no colouring or chill filtration. The real deal. The first expression that i am going to review will be the Sherry Cask. This nectar was aged for three years in an Ex-Sherry casks. Mind you, three years in Taiwanese time and the hot …
Kavalan, Port Cask, Taiwan, Tasting Notes, Whisky Links »
After tasting the ‘vanilla’ it’s time to continue with a cask finished version of the same spirit. This expression was finished in Portuguese ruby, tawny and vintage Port wine casks and then reduced to 40%. It will be interesting to see how the port finish affects this already, very fruity and exotic profile.
The packaging is a bit weird, with a …
Kavalan, Taiwan, Tasting Notes »
As you well know, I am always on the hunt for new whisky sampling. Especially when it’s not a well known whisky distillery from Scotland and many are starting to pop all over the world.
World whisky is fun. It’s always a bit different than your ordinary “scotch”. Japanese whisky is excellent we all know that, Indian Amrut is also yummy …
Kavalan, Tasting Notes »
Kavalan is the new kid on the block when it comes to world whiskies. Based in Taiwan, it’s producing some delicious young single malt.
I will be reviewing 4 expressions from Kavalan, starting tomorrow, in cooperation with my good friend Josh of the JSMWS:
Kavalan Port finish 40%
Kavalan ‘Solist’ Ex-Boutbon Cask Strength
Kavalan ‘Solist’ Ex-Sherry Cask Strength
So, brush up on your …