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Kavalan Solist

Overall rating
87.58/100
votes
21
Whiskybase ID
WB123330
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Vinho Barrique
Vintage
25.12.2012
Bottled
07.07.2017
Casktype
Vinho Barrique
Casknumber
W121225132A
Number of bottles
206
Strength
55.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
4710085214723
Added on
21 Dec 2018 12:37 pm by Dollemalt
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 149.66

4 × in wishlist

21 × member ratings

30 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kavalan Solist

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.58 points

  1. MarcinCh scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
      Full, volatile, deep, quite sweet. It is a bit like rum or red, slightly sweet, fortified, dessert wine. Candied fruit. With a long inhalation, red forest fruits. Alcohol is hardly noticeable for the power. In the next case, vanilla, caramel, cake soaked in sweet oil with fruit.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Very sweet, guilty. Red, very ripe fruit. Maybe even black. There is a little power felt. Full, oily. Lots of spices, pepper.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Sweetness, typical of Kavalan. Fruit in syrup, red. Later the dark chocolate comes out slightly. Long finish.

  2. Ficelli scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. MH90 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. Heutje scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

  6. Gaija scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    An interesting take on what fruitiness can be, and a certain sense of DNA, but it lacks depth and class to be a real winner.
    • Nose
      Very "Kavalan", whatever that means. I've already found similar feelings in many other Kavalan offerings like the King Car or some bourbon ones. Strong influence of "artificial" fruits like Haribo banana, coconut, and "rosé pamplemousse" (grapefruit-flavoured rosé wine). Something soft and lightly chemical, reminding us of baby shampoo, various candies and sweets ... Some fruity Ti punch or rhum arrangé, yes, that's what it is. This could actually pass for a good fruity grain whisky, with a "cheap exotic" signature that's very Kavalan. Panna cotta. Quite good, but it feels a bit artificial.
    • Taste
      The alcohol is initially very well kept in place before it rapidly grows into a very biting feeling, which still does not hide the profile though. Haribo banana and artificial rhum arrangé again, fruitellas, panna cotta, very similar feelings. Not bad at all and certainly fruity in a way, but feels artificial and lacking in depth and "realism".
    • Finish
      A little more pastry-like. Supermarket strawberry pie. Various sweets again. Panettone. The aftertaste is on something close to Red Aquarius.

  7. stefsel111 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Daan Tje scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

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