Kavalan Brandy Oak

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Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Pot Still Miniatures
Brandy Oak Casks
54.0 % Vol.
50 ml
Added on
04 jul 2016 1:47 pm by Torfding
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength
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€ 14.99

Whisky reviews for Kavalan Brandy Oak

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.37 points.

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  1. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Different bottle shape. Also 5cl but looks like a long test tube with a gray metallic top and red lettering on a clear bottle.

    Disclaimer: Kavalan is an admirable young distillery. I've tried a number of their whiskies but probably the only ones that I have liked are their solist sherry casks. I don't like cask experiments in my whisky in general, so this tasting probably doesn't bode well.
    • Nose
      88 88
      There is a good amount of sweetness topped off with a healthy dose of burnt caramel. If I didn't know better, I may say this was a pretty damn good bourbon. However, there is a balance and denseness in the nose that usually don't exist in modern bourbons. Of course, once you know there is Brandy here, you go, ah ha, I knew it!!
    • Taste
      78 78
      Yea, the brandy here makes things a bit interesting. Not all good, by the way. Many off-flavors in fact, but they may have been intended. Of course, brandy doesn't need to be only grape, nor is it just French cognac vs armagnac. It could be distilled spirit from any fruit and from any number of countries. I do detect some bitter grape skin and sweet citrus notes. Also acetone, somewhat astringent, a bit dry. Yea, not the greatest thing in the world. I am a biased purist though, so once I know this was a brandy cask, my whole tasting was a bit clouded. I do wish this was a 3cl instead of a 5cl mini so I can move on to my next dram. Yikes.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Short finish, just like many brandy. Things just die off after the palate.

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