Kavalan Solist

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Cask
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
58.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 Nov 2014 2:27 pm by z-imaging
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 256,63

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43 × member ratings

64 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kavalan Solist

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.71 points

  1. el Gato scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
      Superg sherry. Deep and deep. Minty. Leather. Milk chocolate. Strawberries. Christmas cake. Wood glue. Cherry. Prune compote.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Glue-y. So jammy. Peaches. Cinnamon. Crème brûlée. Vanilla. Herbs bitter Oranges. Eventually back to more sweeter notes of tiramisu.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long. Some Wood spices. Dark fruits of course. Raisins in particular coming through. Menthol. Herbs, especially anise. Camphor. Slightly dry all the way

  2. mr.p9 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. Glennie scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior


    Very intense. Big time sherry. Brown sugary with an array of dried fruits.
    Dates, prunes etc. Some mokka and chocolate notes as well.  Compared to its age, ther is a certain “oldness”
    with earthy and leathery notes. There is a great deal of spices where I find
    cinnamon to be the most dominant. But a bunch of Christmas Cake spices are
    lurking in the background. Some orange peel/orange Jam. The woody notes are
    there too, but not too dominant. A lovely nose. Taste

    Intense on the
    arrival. Becomes a bit smoother in the development. Spicy!  Again cinnamon but also some peppery tones. The
    dried fruits are there. Dark toffee and chocolate. The wood is present and pleasant.
    There are older damp leathery notes.


    Quite long and
    dry. The spicy elements goes on with a bit of coffee/chocolate bitterness.


    A very fine young
    sherried whisky. You can call it a monster if you wish. The nose is very promising
    and the palate almost lives up to it. Well done Kavalan.

    IMHO it is best with some water. A 3 cl sample was tasted.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    This is an overwhelming sherry monster! It has deep, mouth coating and complex flavours. It feels like drinking concentrated sherry syrup but that with a huge alcohol spike. At first it just overpowers your senses but gradually it brings the flavours in layer upon layer of concentrated goodness. The nose is slightly more pleasant than the palate. It can handle a fair amount of water and this can help to tone it down a little and bring out the more intricate and delicate flavours hiding in this dram.

    Yep, a very lovely yet fierce sherry monster!

    On the Net i found the following extra info:

    Distillation date:21-08-2006Bottle date:17-04-2013

    • Nose
      An intense, full, concentrated and complex whisky with aromas of big sherry, coffee, sulphur, dried fruits (plum, dates, fig, sultanas, cherries, apricot), antique wax, varnish, boiled sweets, toffee, treacle, burned caramel, fudge, dark bitter chocolate, espresso, earthy tones, leather, old books, wet hemp rope, putty, hint of acetone, grapes, pear, red apple, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, allspice, black pepper, malt, grains, backed banana, licorice root, citrus peels, bitter orange marmalade, rosewood, sandalwood and old oak. 
    • Taste
      An intense, full, concentrated, powerful and complex whisky with aromas of fino sherry, Oloroso sherry, black pepper, alcohol, chili pepper, dried fruits (cherries, plum, dates, fig, raisins), varnish, solvent tones, leather, antique polish, acetone, espresso, cocoa powder, earthy tones, rosewood, smokey sandalwood, old oak, bitter tannins, putty, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, bitter orange marmalade, marmite, hint of smoked ham, brown sugar, bitter caramel, toffee, fudge, apple source, chocolate cake, damp cellar, blueberry jam, caramelized banana, stem ginger and old oak.
    • Finish
      A very long, warm and dry finish with aromas of varnish, sherry (all kinds from sour to sweet), dried fruits, marmalade, spices, marmite, burned caramel, tannins, precious woods, licorice root, coffee, bitter tea, tannins and powerful oak.

  6. hfos scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88


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