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Kavalan ex-Bourbon Oak

Overall rating
83.40/100
votes
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Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Barrels
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
4710085218752
Added on
05 Feb 2013 9:58 am
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 68,64

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Whisky Reviews for Kavalan ex-Bourbon Oak

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.40 points

  1. Moritz scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  2. Moritz scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Solid, slightly one-dimensional whisky. Very barrel-heavy, for his 46% very intense. Average ex-bourbon.
    • Nose
      Reminiscent of a bourbon, lots of vanilla and lots of sweetness. Touch of fresh fruits.
    • Taste
      Quite dry, intensive start despite "only" 46%. Something oak, while subtly sweet. Overall, one-dimensional.
    • Finish
      Short and dry, slightly tingling. Oak becomes a bit more dominant, the sweetness disappears.

  3. spigray scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  4. spigray scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    good! surely not everybody´s taste but from time to time I could enjoy it.
    87/100
    • Nose
      immediately after the king car conductor:
      rather similar in its fruitiness. basket of tropical fruits. perhaps a bit more vanilla and a bit more oak which makes it a bit deeper. very fresh and mouthwatering. I also like this one.
    • Taste
      perhaps the mouthfeel is a bit creamier than the conductor´s and it´s a bit more complex. the fruitiness is a bit more integrated. the bourbon cask influence is a bit more evident.
    • Finish
      medium to long

  5. Lorion scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Delicious, exotic fruity. Weak point: sharpness on the palate.

  6. wisekycourse scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, the almond, the core, the vanilla and the characteristic glue of the bourbon finish!
    On the palate, vanilla, exotic fruits, a bit of banana, the acidulous sweetness, the sweet spices tending towards cinnamon, then the malt comes back in force, with the glue again!
    In the finish, oaky and vanilla, a little honeyed.
    An austere dram, more bourbon than whisky, with a final too marked!

  7. Tuco1972 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. MadScientist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Cubey666 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Tasted during Kavalan Nosing and Tasting session, November 2015
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. markjedi1 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Spicy Sweet
    Kavalan scores big with its single casks in the Solist range. But recently the also released a standard version on both sherry and bourbon. Today I will try the Kavalan ex-Bourbon Cask, cut to 46%.
    The aroma of Granny Smith apples, banana, coconut and red berries is somewhat hindered by some wood glue, that thankfully evaporates quickly. It makes room for ginger, vanilla, dried grasses and a whiff of cinnamon. A couple of drops of acacia honey and a handful of nuts appear. Yes, this turns out the be wonderfully fruity after all. But if you leave it to breath for long, it gets a bit candy-like as if from Haribo bears or wine gums.
    It is fairly oily and immediately sweet on the palate. A nice continuation of the nose, although the spices become a tad louder. The oak rears its head. I also get a slight bitterness as if from a grape pith and some green herbal notes. But the emphasis remains on the sweet fruit and honey.
    In the medium long finish, which offers herbs and some pepper, some tannins appear, making it very dry at the death.
    A nice but rather young Kavalan, I think. I do prefer the sherry cask version. The oak is quite loud in this one. Around 60 EUR.

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