Kavalan Solist

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Peaty Cask
Peated Cask
Number of bottles
52.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
13 May 2016 1:06 pm by Nelltec
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 129,90

4 × in wishlist

9 × member ratings

13 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kavalan Solist

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.00 points

  1. Lorion scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Really interesting. The nose is strange, the palate is great. 88 points.
    • Nose
      What's that? Burnt grapefruit. Juniper. It's a bit sweet, too. More citrus. Then nuts come. Juniper berries are above all else. Water : Vanilla comes through, then more grapefruit.
    • Taste
      Incredibly sweet, instantly tingling. Oranges, oak. Smoke is discreet in the Nachschmecken. Bitterness is formed. Water : very soft and sweet. Peach. Tobacco in the dessert.
    • Finish
      Long, slightly bitter. Sweet.

  2. MadScientist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. JohannesB scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Wow, that's really an experience. The tropical freshness of Kavalan and the minerality and sea of ​​Islay. I'm typing on a 2nd Fill Bourbon keg that used to hold a Bowmore. So I find parallels to the 12-year-old from Bowmore, but with much more power, complexity and intensity. No painting for every day, but worth the purchase. The Kavalan Soloist is extremely different from barrel to barrel, I hope that more presumably former bowmeat barrels were bought here and the other barrels are the same!
    • Nose
      Wonderfully tropical, sweet and complex. Fully ripe kiwi, mango cream, honeydew melon with smoked ham and a slightly waxy impression. Later he reminds me of my beloved child cough drops ... with blackcurrant and wild cherry. Apart from the smoked ham, there is no smoke, but rather a spiciness. The alcohol is noticeable, if one holds the nose too briskly into the glass.
    • Taste
      Powerful, intense and strong on the tongue. Chili oil, pepper, and now the smokiness on the tongue comes to the fore. Mineral smokiness with waxy fruitiness. Mango, honeydew melon and some caramel. Less intense and fruity with water.
    • Finish
      Long and sweet, supported by the association with mineral smoke. Sweet vanilla, toffee and delicate bitter oak notes on the palate. The sweet mangoes, honey melons remain, but continue to be coated with wax.


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