Kavalan Classic

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
29 may 2018 8:58 am by Rino Rotten

Average value

€ 59.06

7 × in wishlist

47 × member ratings

87 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kavalan Classic

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.14 points

  1. Nazin scored this whisky 67 points Expert Junior

    N: honey, wax, vanilla, citruses, alcohol.
    T: vanilla, malt, honey.
    F: tangy, malty, unpleasant

  2. Ficelli scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. besar scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. WhiskeyfanRoy did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    What a pity,
    Because I think the essence of his distilled new make is very good, the aroma of tropical fruits is overflowing,
    However, because of Taiwan’s warm climate, the whisky cannot be aged in oak barrels for too long, which makes it very young to be bottled. (The aroma has reached the standard) But at this time there are still many irritating chemicals that have not dissipated, resulting in a bad taste (my mouth is very tingling.) and a lot of alcohol or solvent smell in the cup.
    I hope that blend masters can change the way of aging in the future. As long as they are given a few more years, these distillates will surely become excellent works in the future.

  5. Boro scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    b. 13/07/2017. Tasted 24/04/2021
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. grinface scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    Challenging. I have to make a face. Then it's short, sweet, then lemon, then bitter. The second sip is fine. Instead of the faulty notes, malt mixes with it. There is room for improvement here. A lot of room. Full review (in german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/03/05/kavalan-bis-zum-umfallen/

  7. Jordanite scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    For a 40%, NAS, entry level malt, I must admit my expectations weren't high. However within its weight class this Kavalan is surprisingly tasty. Already on the nose the sherry influence is clear but it merged with the tropical notes (think papayas) of the distillate so that the end result avoided the overly raisiny/syrupy flavours that I normally dislike in sherried whiskies. The mouth basically follows the nose with some additional peppery notes that lead into a short, but pleasant finish.

  8. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      77 77

  9. maltaholic scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Bourbon notes.
    Woody, mild.
    Very tastefull.

  10. WhiskyBjorn83 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    18-03-2017: my first encounter with Kavalan, Whiskyfestival Gent 2017.
    • Nose
      73 73
      tropical fruits, flowers
    • Taste
      76 76
      mango, spices, oak
    • Finish
      77 77
      spices, vanilla, little fruit


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