- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Oloroso Sherry Casks
- 57.0 % Vol.
- 200 ml
- Added on
- 27 Feb 2015 11:02 am by Bachess
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Whisky Reviews for Kavalan Sherry Oak
10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.53 points
- Beautiful 'sherry bomb', full aroma and taste, nicely balanced. Somewhat bitter aftertaste, but all in all really a pleasure to drink.
Raisins, red fruit, apple syrup. Plum. Caramel, chocolate, honey. Nice full smell.
Pepper, red fruit, apple syrup, chocolate, raisins. Warm, full. High Abv well noticeable. Is a small but not disturbingly bitter undertones.
Peppery, red fruit. Dry mouthfeel. Long. Chocolate. Heating. Again a small bitterness in the background.
- First few drams I was quite disappointed about this Kavalan. Had a sample of a Solist before and I loved it: https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/41530/kavalan-solist
This Kavalan will get better with some air in the bottle, but still not as good as the one I had before. It's somewhat sharper and more bitter I would say.
Sweetness: Raisin, cherries on syrup and date. But also a clear sour note of cranberry. Apple syrup, mocha, toffee, prune and roasted nuts.
Prune, raisin, cherry and a sour touch of dried cape gooseberry (incabes). With water also toffee, mocha and apple syrup.
Those sour berries again and some cocoa.
- tested version of September 25, 2015 I was very disappointed and was expecting something better than the 46% sherry oak version. A batch problem? 84+ / 85 -
lots of polish and very roasted coffee. Dark chocolate, very slightly sulfur. Alcohol well integrated. More coffee with water
Coffee, varnish, chocolate, traces of raisins. Very slightly creamy and not very sweet. End of mouth quite acid and bitter, because of wood and youth
pronounced acidity, varnish, bitter wood, gentian.
- A too short maturation (commercial reason?) Has somewhat limited the potential of this bottle.
Sherry full nose, alcohol, touch of varnish, overripe fruits (figs, dates), exotic spices, oleaginous, citrus zest, sandalwood.
Mouth unbalanced by too much alcohol; addition of water (much) imperative. Notes of matured wine, the fruits of the nose are still there, strong spices (chilli) and fragrant (cloves, nutmeg, star anise).
Really long, on spices and black fruits with a hint of bitterness (bitter oranges).
- Whoa, what an intense, heavily sherried beast! Definitely not a beginner’s dram! You can tell the old ex-solera sherry casks – a whole different league than the modern, quickly sherry-impregnated casks designed for use in the whisky industry. Loads of intense, dry ex-sherry cask influence with spices, dried fruits (more the aromas, not the sweetness).
Full tasting notes: https://dokla.net/dailydram/2015/10/28/tasting-kavalan-solist-sherry-nas-20cl-bottle/
- The smell is great. Tastewise it's good, clean sherry - but be careful adding water. It turns this dram into a dry rasinbomb quite fast. Good stuff!