Kavalan King Car Whisky

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Vatting of 8 Different Casks
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
26 May 2012 9:17 pm

Average value

€ 72.50

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86 × member ratings

105 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kavalan King Car Whisky

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.43 points

  1. RJKrueger scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    A very well made whisky, but since it is on par or maybe even slightly above the podium whiskys in terms of price, it has a poorer price / performance ratio. Kavalan can do more.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Sweet with a bit of undifferentiated exoticism such as mango, litchi or apricots, citrus hints but also a little spice that may come from the sherry barrel.
    • Taste
      83 83
      At first it is creamy and sweet, then there are more spicy aromas that end slightly bitter. The 46% show up and suggest a rather young whisky.
    • Finish
      80 80
      The finish is relatively short, without the fruity notes, rather woody and a slightly bitter aftertaste, not unpleasant, but also not convincing.

  2. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Very soft and fruity; one recognizes the character of the distillery well; a lot of fruit (exotic fruit)
    • Taste
      In the taste I have an exotic fruit basket, lychee, pineapple, papaya; very mild and pleasant. Great oak note
    • Finish
      similar to the taste, very pleasant and mild

  3. whiskyd scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      76 76

  4. Cubey666 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Tasted during Kavalan Nosing and Tasting session, November 2015
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. vredensever scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Aroma sweet: a lot of spices (cinnamon, cloves, vanilla, herbs), milk chocolate, toffee, creamy fudge, tropical fruits (banana, mango, citrus), wood. The taste is sweet, spicy, confectionary: sponge cake with cream, milk chocolate, toffee, caramel, spices, butter, tropical fruits; in the end, a slightly astringent oak. Delicious! Aftertaste : astringent oak (unobtrusively), fading confectionery sweetness, fruit chewing gum. The average duration. Conclusion . Sweet, confectionary whisky. Smooth, tasty, moderately crooked. Rating: 83 (n21t21f21b20).

  6. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      77 77

  7. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    good but not worth the price,
    cheaper in Europe than in Asia
    • Nose
      grain, bread, white wood, light fruits,
      vanilla, hints of floral
    • Taste
      honey, vanilla, wood spice, syrupy
      fruits, hints of orange peel
    • Finish
      short-medium, aromatic wood spice, tree

  8. Monsieur Dram scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    An effective dram but no frills. It's nice, but do not try to find an ounce of finesse in this whisky, which is mainly recreational. A good summer whisky!
    • Nose
      we have here a very perfumed nose. The influence of the bourbon cask is impressive. In turn, fruits like banana or more exotic things like mango, but also vanilla, honey, cinnamon. The set is very nice and suggests a very sweet mouth.
    • Taste
      bingo. It's creamy and sweet, but not disgusting. Many spices, cinnamon, vanilla, papaya, honey, mango. Peppermint comes to make it all. Very nice, despite the total lack of complexity. The addition of water puts even more emphasis on the freshness of the dram. However, we remain on a rather limited aromatic field.
    • Finish
      almost no persistence in the mouth. All falls, unfortunately, very quickly.

  9. maltaholic scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Pretty yellow color. Very pleasant, soft, fruity smell. A first sip is very mild on the tongue, as bites, nothing burns, despite the young age. There is some vanilla, maybe apple. Medium-length finish. Very nice. I would refill now if I had a bottle here ...

  10. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    for 55 € OK, despite Vatting the 8 barrels neat character and corners, the sharpness is almost too intense for me
    • Nose
      sweet, slightly fresh, orange marmalade, apricot, banana, honey, cinnamon, a touch of floor wax
    • Taste
      spicy, dry, almost a bit dusty, cinnamon, ginger, good pepper, oak, slightly bitter citrus notes, dark chocolate, coffee
    • Finish
      medium long, dark chocolate, orange, pepper


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