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Kavalan Solist

Overall rating
89.88/100
votes
77
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Cask
Vintage
21.08.2006
Bottled
20.08.2013
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
S060821047
Number of bottles
497
Strength
57.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
La Maison du Whisky
Added on
24 Jan 2014 1:00 pm by schansche
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 368.33

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77 × member ratings

61 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kavalan Solist

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.88 points

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    It is drying but superb. Beautiful profile of extreme sherry bomb.
    • Nose
      Cherry, plum, dark chocolate, noble wood, prune, currants, toasted macadamia nuts. Leather, cherry brandy. Cinnamon.
    • Taste
      In the mouth a lot of leather, dry fruit. Nuts, hazelnut, macadamia nuts, leather, plum, prunes, castor oil.
    • Finish
      Long on the leather, the camphorated fruit. The dry fruit.

  2. Teresa scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. ThS scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Supreme Winner of the Malt Maniacs 2014 in the Premium Category.

    Whiskynotes :

    Nose: really profound, big yet elegant sherry. Prunes, dates, lots of
    cherries and raspberries. Toasted nuts and cinnamon. A big fruitiness
    covered with layers of turpentine, camphor and varnished oak. Chocolate
    and Balsamico. Mouth: big and powerful again. There’s still a fruity
    side (plum jam, blackcurrants, some exotic hints like baked banana) but
    also a dry and slightly bitter side. Dark chocolate with fleur de sel,
    cocoa powder and cloves. Pepper and liquorice roots. Very intense.
    Finish: long, slightly tannic, with coffee powder, cassis and tobacco.
    Quite excellent, just like its sister cask. Slightly engineered
    and very overpowering but highly attractive. Around € 150. Still
    available from LMdW, although it’s unclear whether it’s actually the
    same cask.
    Score: 90/100

  4. Maurice_casqueteer scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. The Macallan scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    The secret is time! This is a mouthfull of dark sherry, quite nice if you fancy sherry styled whisky's. Overall it's not fully balanced, once reduced the whisky looses its balance. A good sherry whisky stands tall with a touch of water. Therefore I give this one 82 points, because of the flavor impact and what it does to you.
    • Nose
      Pure: very deep PX sherry like notes, balsamico, dark warm fruit, rich, musty, slightly sweet (diluted: more clear sherry notes, dried fruit (tutti fruti), citrusfruit (oranges) and some estery notes) 
    • Taste
      Dry, sherry, fruity, Tobacco, spicy (diluted: mild, still fruity (plum), balsamico!, still powerful)
    • Finish
      Warm, strong (alcohol). Once reduced: still warm, mild, woodspices (cloves), dry)

  6. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting of a 1cl sample. 89/90.
    • Nose
      Raisin, date, cranberry, bramble and glue. With water lighter, like plum.
    • Taste
      Cranberry, mocha and raisin. 
    • Finish
      Mocha, cranberry and raisin.

  7. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 302 € at Whiskyauction in Feb. 2015

  8. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    tasted with Aby and JJ
    • Nose
      bourbon, dark bitter chocolate, floral - roses, honey, almond paste, raisins, balsamico and cane sugar 
    • Taste
      forest fruits - black berries, cherries, spices - cinnamon, almond past, marzipan and liquorice
    • Finish
      drying with pepper, syrup, spices - cloves and chocolate

  9. thijs100 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    This is one hell of a sherry monster. It is enjoyable, very good. But something extreme like this will have a very hard time scoring 90+ with me. The stuff I find really good, or great even, tends to be a bit more subtle.
    • Nose
      My god, this is some heavy stuff. Extreme sherry aromas. We've got soy, a sort of cherry syrup, an assortment of red fruits, raspberries and plumbs. There is a hint of mint, followed by paint thinner and varnish. Also dark chocolate and a barely noticeable saltiness.
    • Taste
      Some fruit again with blackberries and plumbs. There something nutty here, and again a saltiness. The palate has a slight dryness. There is also the darker, heavier sherry with dark chocolate, cloves and coffeepowder. It is very accessible and water really isn't needed.
    • Finish
      Slightly bitter with tobacco leaves and cocoa.

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      91 91

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