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Kavalan Solist

Overall rating
87.56/100
votes
18
Whiskybase ID
WB135303
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Cask
Vintage
21.06.2012
Bottled
02.10.2018
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
S120621027A
Number of bottles
526
Strength
57.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
4710085208630
Added on
19 Jul 2019 11:57 am by Petrovitski
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 126.27

2 × in wishlist

18 × member ratings

50 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kavalan Solist

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.56 points

  1. stefan_PB scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The Kavalan Solist Sherry is a real muscleman who has a lot of power. Already after six years of maturation it has a great abundance of aromas and flavors, which you will probably not find in 6-year-old Scotch whiskys. The whisky is not for friends of subtle whiskys with subtle flavors.
    • Nose
      90 90
      The soloist sherry is exuberant in the bouquet. You are almost overwhelmed by the many intense aromas. It is almost reminiscent of a rum or old brandy. You have to take a lot of time here to sort the many flavors and recognize them individually. A lot of dark fruit can be found as well as exotic fruits. Some banana and again a lot of raisin. Wood aromas, cocoa beans, coffee and pepper are recognizable. A hint of hazelnut and of course sherry on top of everything and yes, a kind of rum aroma. When I think about it more closely, the kavalan reminds me of a rum pot with pickled fruits that my parents often made in the summer and autumn months.
    • Taste
      88 88
      The taste continues exactly as the nose promised. Lots of strength with candied fruits, berry jam and exotic fruits. The alcohol also comes through strong, but not unpleasant. There are also woody tones, raisins and the spiciness of pepper and ginger. The sherry influence can also be felt here in full.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish is somewhat dry and astringent. I would rate it as medium-long, with the fruit and spiciness staying on the palate the longest.

  2. 11insomnium scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Not a trace of immature youth. Looks very full, concentrated and with a strong barrel influence. In direct comparison to Cask No. S081217043 less tart oak notes and a bit lighter in the aroma with more lovely fruitiness.
    • Nose
      A lot of sweetness and full fruitiness, full and aromatic, vanilla, beeswax, Christmas spices, ripe and fermented dark dried fruits, which together with the oak are reminiscent of furniture polish
    • Taste
      Very sweet and lots of dark dried fruits, strong and lots of spices, rich sherry, oranges, sawdust and oak
    • Finish
      Spicy oak and caramel remain in the mouth along with fruitiness and a fine, dry rum note

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