Kavalan King Car Whisky

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
46.0 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
12 Apr 2016 5:51 pm by JSW

Average value

€ 68.48

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Whisky Reviews for Kavalan King Car Whisky

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.51 points

  1. TheWhiskyDungeon scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      wood, green apple, cake batter, metal, straw, glue, butter, citrus
    • Taste
      vanilla, lychee, apple, ginger, citrus, watery, thyme, sugar syrup, toffee

  2. larswehmeier scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Looks much more mature and older than he is likely, which is probably due to the special climatic conditions during maturation and the selection of the barrel.
    Elegant whisky without mistakes.
    • Nose
      Sweet raisins. Slightly nutty. Chocolate. Light oak tones. Very pleasant. After the first try, the nose looks spicy.
    • Taste
      Mild and rather light on the tongue, but quite spicy on the palate. Hardly any alcohol. Dry cocoa powder. Fine acidity. Orange.
    • Finish
      Medium and aromatic. Gets dry. Remains spicy and a bit tart.

  3. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    This whisky speaks definitely a different language compared to scotch, with some beautiful notes. However, the maturation in so many casks has made it, IMHO, slightly messy and unbalanced, meaning too wood-driven. Based on the raging reviews and collected prizes for other expression, I don not think this is really a showcase of their capabilities.
    • Nose
      It is light, with mostly hints of vanilla at first followed by some herbal notes and subtle fruity features. Especially spiced apples spring to mind. When the initial subtlety has settled, the woody spices become increasingly apparent in companion of a clear acidity, in particular citrus. I might even detect a light smokiness is present. A fairly simple, cask driven nose.
    • Taste
      Very dry at first, before herbal notes, citrus, japanese nut mix, a light smokiness, and some further spices make their appearance. I think I recognize chili, sambal, and other spices often associated with food from the Far East. Some honey, really lots of vanilla, lychees, and sushi (never found that in a whisky). The oak becomes overly present after a while with lots of vanilla, ginger and oranges. I can’t find any sherry cask influence though. All seems a bit unbalanced with the casks doing much of the talking.
    • Finish
      More of the above.

  4. wisekycourse scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, intensity of fruit, sweet candy type, and fresh apple!
    In the mouth, feeling of drinking rum, sugar, scent of Chamallow, a little tropical fruit, black cherry fruit, apple again!
    In the final, the alcohol present, but final short!
    A simple dram, typical, but lacking in depth!

  5. Cubey666 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at Whisky in Leiden 2017
    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      77 77

  6. Glenfarclas-Fan scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    Interesting whisky in between, for my taste but a little too "sweet".
    • Nose
      First sherry, later comes green apple.
    • Taste
      Immediately a fruity sweetness, like very ripe tropical fruits, combined with a just still pleasant sharpness.
    • Finish
      A rather short finish with a touch of licorice, the sticky sweetness stays a little longer.

  7. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82


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