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Kavalan Solist

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Vinho Barrique
Vinho Barrique
Number of bottles
53.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
The Whisky Exchange Exclusive
gb United Kingdom
Added on
11 Jan 2019 7:59 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 251.92

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1 member rating

2 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kavalan Solist

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.00 points

  1. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Billy from TWE said:

    "When it came to choosing an exclusive Kavalan, we received a wide selection of samples across a variety of cask types, and TWE director Sukhinder and head buyer Dawn unanimously chose the Vinho.

    The whisky was distilled on 14 June 2012, matured in a single American-oak wine cask for six years and bottled on 1 October 2018. It finally finished the long trek from Taiwan to our warehouse earlier this week.

    Nose: Danish pastries with wine-soaked raisins to start. Baked apples drizzled with toffee sauce follow, along with rich lardy cake packed with soft brown sugar. Caramel shortbread develops – heavy on the caramel – with cherry jam, spiced butter and a touch of chamois leather. Char notes hide underneath, gentle and balancing the brown-sugar sweetness.

    Palate: A punch of liquorice and blackcurrant leads to dry, toasted spice – cinnamon sticks, cloves and a smashed nutmeg. Tannic berry skins build, with spiced shortbread, black treacle and richly-flavoured maraschino cherries. Dried mango and spicy baked apples pop up at the back, squashed on toasted black bread and sprinkled with crushed, spicy speculaas biscuits.

    Finish: Liquorice and char linger, with sweet apple and spiced sponge cake fading in and out.

    Comment: A full-on Kavalan with a big sherry-like wine cask giving stacks of berry and dried fruit character. Intense and intimidating as it is, Kavalan’s fruity spirit still shines through, with apple and mango uncowed."



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