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Kavalan King Car Whisky

Overall rating
81.82/100
votes
211
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Conductor
Bottled
05.06.2013
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
頂極指揮/金車威士忌
Barcode
4710085214747
Added on
16 Aug 2013 1:09 am
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 63.61

5 × in wishlist

211 × member ratings

294 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kavalan King Car Whisky

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.82 points

  1. Dris scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

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

  2. ctu scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Not bad whisky, but my weakest Kavalan after the NAS.
    • Nose
      Punch, honey, caramel, sherry, raisin and dark fruits. Spicy oak.
    • Taste
      Sour cherry, vanilla, bitter almond, herbals and anise. Spicy oak.
    • Finish
      Medium length, spicy, sour.

  3. spigray scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. spigray scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    good stuff, I really like this kind of profile now and then. very fresh, clean. and the price is ok.
    87/100
    • Nose
      after the very good "sherry oak" yesterday I´m quite curious about this one.
      intensive fruitiness on mature tropical fruits.
      pineapple, overripe bananas, mandarins, quince.
      really only a hint of nail polish remover which even adds some freshness. I like it very much although it lacks a bit of depth
    • Taste
      very good , more or less same feeling as on the nose, very juicy and mouthwatering, ideal summer´s whisky. the wish for a bit more depth and length also remains on the palate.
    • Finish
      a bit short, after a substantial arrival it falls down relatively quick. but it´s very clean

  5. Macheye did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Warm weather rapid ageing has allowed this whisky to develop and integrate some interesting tropical flavours and depth, but its youth is still fairly obvious. The usually spot on ABV of 46% feels pretty boozy here, and whilst a dash of water reduces the hostility, it also detracts away from the expansive fruit flavours. Perhaps I just didn't find the precise number of drops to add?! 

    Full tasting notes: https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/king-car/king-car-conductor/

  6. hs305 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2014]  I had this dram during a "world whiskies" tasting at Bonn.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 82,5.  My notes state a shy nose and a slightly drying (tannins) taste with some sherry flavours.

  7. Andytka3 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Nose:- Lightly heated, rich honey and dark fruits. Creamy and soft caramel. It is like smelling on a delicious dessert. Palate:- Intensely sweet, touch of sour fruits and creamy, like vanilla
    ice cream with berries topping. Well mouth coating. Seductive. Finish:- Vanilla carried on till the end, smooth and short-medium
    length. One dimension and direct, but this is really delicious.
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. holborndrinker scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. dram-drinker scored this whisky 83 points Moderator

    Pretty OK but in the same price range and level I would prefer the Podium

  10. captain_k scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    My first whisky from Taiwan. Interesting. The finish is too bitter for me personally.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      78 78

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