Kavalan

Kavalan

Concertmaster Port Cask Finish Single Malt Whisky

Circling back on this bottle and I think I’ll bump the score up a notch from my initial rating of 89/100. I still think this lacks structure and a sense of purpose, but the notes are still appealing nonetheless: caramel green apple, dark chocolate with orange zest, and stewed Luxardo cherries, along with some cedar shavings. — 6 months ago

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Kavalan

Vinho Barrique Single Malt Whisky 2015

In English and French.

Whisky !

- Kavalan Solist Vinho barrique. 59.4%
Single Malt. Taïwan.
Matured in White and Red wine oak.
Distilled in mars 2010. Bottled july 2015.
212 bottles in the world.
Single Cask. Cask Strenght.

Taïwan is an isle south Est of China.
Kavalan is in the North. Hot and wet climate.
The Angels'share is more important : 10% each year. Scotland : 1% each year.
And the maturation is faster. For exemple, a 7 years old Kavalan Whisky will look like to a 18+ years old Scotch. Impressive.

Best Single malt and best of the best for the 2015 world whiskys ?

The fact ???
Lets try it !!

The color is impressive. Dark brown. Beautiful.

Just 2 cl in the glass and ... explosion !
Old cedar, pine wood, nuts, fresh vanilla, passion fruit, mango and coconut, red fruits to !!. Original.
Love it !

59.4% alcool.... strong, but fatty, so easy to drink. Red fruits, cherry, pine wood, exotics fruits : mango and passion fruit.
Nice balance, you can feel a little sweet sensation.
The finish : cassis, dark chocolate and leather.
Long, very long.

An impressive whisky with high density and good complexity. Best whisky in the world??? That's totaly subjective. For me ? No, but one of the best i ever tried !

Now, in France the price is around 250 euros. Dont know for other country.


☆ Kavalan Solist Vinho barrique. 59.4%
Cask Strength. Single Cask
Distillé en 2010. Édition 2015. 212 bouteilles pour le monde.
Taïwan.
Whisky élevé dans des fûts de vin blanc et rouge.

Taïwan est une île au Sud Est de la Chine.
La distillerie Kavalan se situe au Nord Est.
Climat chaud et humide.
La part des anges est de 10% par an, par comparaison, elle est de 1% en Écosse.
La maturité y est aussi plus rapide, un whisky de 7 ans est comparable en complexité à un whisky de plus de 18 ans en Écosse !

Alors !? Meilleur whisky du monde 2015 ?
Qu'en est-il ?

Après avoir juste versé 2 cl dans mon verre, le bouquet à littéralement envahi la pièce.
Vieux cèdre, sapin du sud-ouest, aiguilles de pin. La noix, gousse de vanille, Fruits rouges. Puis, très exotique, sur la mangue, le fruit de la passion et la noix de coco. On s'y perd ! Puissance aromatique énorme !

59.4% c'est beaucoup! Mais finalement quelle douceur, c'est gras.
Les arômes de cerice et de fruits rouges lancent le bal, le sapin, les fruits exotiques : mangue et fruits de la passion.
La finale s'étire très longuement sur le cassis cuit, le chocolat noir, le cuire et la banane flambée.

C'est très impressionnant !

Alors meilleur whisky du monde 2015 ??? C'est une question de goût ;, subjectif.
Pour moi, non, mais fait parti des meilleurs whiskys que j'ai pu déguster à ce jour.

Un grand whisky ! Comptez 250 euros en France....

À bientôt.
Florian.
— 5 years ago

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Solist Vinho Barrique Single Cask Strength Whisky

Delicious kind of vanilla and sweet oak character — a year ago

Chichibu

Double Distilleries Ichiro's Malt Pure Malt Whisky 2004

Inviting nose, sweet round single-malt flavors, interesting finish. Just a very pleasurable tipple. The only reason this is not a perfect whiskey is the very faintest note of varnish in the nose and finish. Reminded me a bit of Kavalan Sherry Cask in that respect. I had this in Japan with my lovely wife Dreama, at The Long Bar in Sapporo, Hokkaido. — 3 years ago

Kavalan

Solist Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

Gift from Chun-Tung. I have not opened yet. Please ignore rating — 5 years ago

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Kavalan

Sherry Oak Single Malt Whisky

spc
9.2

With a zing! — 5 years ago

Kavalan

Single Malt Whisky ex-Bourbon Cask

Tropical fruit, citrus, vanilla (probably from the ex-Bourbon barrel). Very smooth on the palate for a young cask strength (57.8% abv) whisky. Long, oaky and malty finish. My favourite among thier Solist series. — 3 years ago

Kavalan

Cask Strength Sherry Cask Whiskey

Smooth as a baby's bottom — 4 years ago

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with Ron

Kavalan

Solist Single Malt Whisky

Brown Sherry in color. Syrupy aromas and flavors of creme brûlée, leather hides, hazelnut, toasted almonds, vanilla, licorice, and dried red fruits. Alcohol heat is balanced, finish is well integrated. — 5 years ago

Kavalan

Single Malt Whisky

a gift from my wife. the whisky is young but surprisingly smooth. it is fruity with a hint of vanilla. — 6 years ago

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