- Single Malt
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- Sherry Cask
- Sherry Cask
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- 57.8 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 09 Sep 2013 3:45 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Kavalan Solist
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.87 points
- Serge say:
Kavalan 'Solist' (57.8%, OB, Taiwan, sherry, cask #S060821049, 512 bottles, 2013) Five stars Colour: coffee. Nose: it’s extreme, in all senses of the word. More oloroso than whisky, more prunes than barley, and more chocolate than apples (yeah, whatever). Plus flints. Not overly expressive so far, I’d say. With water: perfect old balsamico, parsley, tobacco, old rancio, pipe tobacco, chocolate… The acetic side is just perfect (you just have to like old balsamico). Mouth (neat): same feeling of old ‘Glenfarclas’ as before, but this has more spices and blueberry jam, which works very well. Walnuts, vindaloo sauce, blueberry pie, heavy pipe tobacco, bags of prunes and some very perfect earthy touches that bring some kind of wild herbalness to the combo. Near liquorice but this isn’t quite liquorice. With water: spicy prunes. Perfect. Finish: long, with more chocolate, prunes, Corinthian raisins and stewed blueberries. Comments: it got Gold at the Malt Maniacs Awards 2013. Well deserved! SGP:462 - 90 points.
- The real World Champion, tasted blind at MMA
On Scotch whisky auction yesterday it reached 500€
- Supreme winner Premium category
Malt Maniacs Awards 2013Premium Category
Supreme Winner: Kavalan ‘Solist’ (57.8%, OB, NAS, Sherry Cask, C#S06082, 2013*)
The colour is remarkable - ruddy, muddy, bloody pond water.
N: Sherry infused with dark mahogany wood, raspberries, Benylin, Tixylix, cough sweets, rye bourbon with a rich sherry cake mixture - awesome!! Overall - sweet and medicinal which triggers childhood, the best of times the worst of times.
T: Wow, so dense and so rich its outrageous! Dark cherries, molasses, black treacle, gunpowder smoke, stewed prunes, prune juice, Tizer and turmeric. Thick, dense and dry. Tastes almost artificial, then it came to me - Its Angostura Bitters, amazing!!
F: Theres so much intensity on the palate I’m not expecting or needing anything else to happen. What does develop however are classic and charming bourbon notes synonymous with a bourbon palate.
C: The outstanding dram of the Whiskylive 2014, London
Scores an A
- Malt Maniacs Supreme Winner 2013.