Kavalan Solist

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Cask
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
57.8 % Vol.
700 ml
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


Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.


Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  

Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2021

Forgot your password?