Kavalan Solist

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Pedro Ximénez
Pedro Ximénez Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
55.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
25 Sep 2016 7:43 pm by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 384.23

4 × in wishlist

27 × member ratings

30 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kavalan Solist

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.13 points

  1. Lorion scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Geiler shit. Totally my booty scheme. 92 points. A worthy tip of the Kavalan bottlings!
    • Nose
      Sweet raisins. Chocolate - Rum Grape Nut Chocolate. Vinous leather. Nut mixture. Intense, not stinging, but you notice the cask strength. Softens with time, gets warmer. Warm plum compote. Raisin bread.Water: softer, creamier. Grapes.
    • Taste
      Full and quite peppery. Leathery fruits. Sweet. Salivation is stimulated.

      Water: grapes, biscuit biscuits, raisins. Schokoladel. A grenade. Much softer and at the same time fuller and more aromatic. The rum grape nut chocolate is so intense. Hazelnuts. Caramelized almonds.
    • Finish
      Long and sweet, the oral cavity remains occupied. The throat is warm. Leathery nuts and raisins fade slowly.

  2. SchottenDicht scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    This is actually the highest priced Kavalan.

    Nose: Rather closed, with a drops of water sweet sherry, but not a pure load of it. Sweet cherries.
    Mouth: Unbelievable smooth, milk-chocolate, nuts, red berries. Holy sweetness.
    Finish: Long and sweet, just the perfect wood-balance.

    Conclusion: I was blown away by this. The PX makes it so sweet, you can't get enough. Nose is missing something, but the mouth is one of the best I ever tasted! 92/100
    If you can get a cheap bottle, take your chance, it's worth it! 400€ are too much, of course.

  3. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. AdelphosHume scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    This is one Kavalan's most potent and powerful in terms of smell and taste. It sticks to its theme of deeply sherried notes, and it does not back down. If you like sherry bombs, this one is worth a bash. 
    • Nose
      Deep dried red fruits (cherries and figs), ripe yellow peaches, vanilla, smoke (barrel char) with chocolate mints, and citrus peels mixed with dried fruits.
    • Taste
      Peaches, orange cream, licorice, and brown sugar.
    • Finish
      Oak tannins and bitter cherry concentrate.

  5. Andytka3 scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    N- Creamy biscuity with caramel coated citrus fruits. Juicy and sugary.

    P- Lush of mixed spices, well spread all over palate with burnt sweet, hot pepper building up over time.

    F- Medium length and smooth. Sweetness lingers.

    — at Whisky Live Singapore.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes by Weinquelle Lühmann

    Color: dark forest honey

    Aroma: Beautiful rosemary with hints of lemongrass, sweet citrus notes and toffee. In the background tempting sweet oak notes.

    Taste: Very fruity and warm, with a nice result of the combination of classic PX sherry notes and subtropical ripening in the heat of Taiwan, so velvety and soft.

    Finish: The juicy raisins and honey syrup notes linger forever in the mouth.


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