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Kavalan Selection

Overall rating
90.07/100
votes
70
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Cask
Vintage
15.12.2008
Bottled
10.08.2016
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
S081215025
Number of bottles
512
Strength
57.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
4710085208630
Bottled for
60th Anniversary of La Maison du Whisky
Added on
27 Sep 2016 5:32 pm by lrb85
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 270.00

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70 × member ratings

54 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kavalan Selection

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.07 points

  1. Nigol scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Again... The usual suspects: Sherry and fruit and oak.
    One of the best kavalan drams i had.

  2. ulamog87 scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    A very engaging dark sherry malt.
    Enormous sherry notes and oak cargo.
    The nose is highly complex but should be enjoyed with caution here and there the alcohol stings.

    Somewhat unsettled for me personally.
    I lack sweetness.
    On the tongue, the mixture of the heaviest oak and alcohol is impregnable in places, dilution helps me personally.

    A very "serious" whisky and a very high quality barrel. In terms of taste, however, not quite my case.

    * Addendum * The bottle has oxidized openly for 1 year and it does it very well, much more balanced than freshly opened.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Fantastic nose, heavy thick sherry, very complex and complex, plum, figs, raisins, dates, deep dark and heavy, sugar beet syrup, old dusty cupboard, polish
    • Taste
      89 89
      The viscosity is very viscous like syrup.
      Is getting bigger in the mouth and the oak spreads enormously and squeezes. After a while in the mouth there is a tropical note that I don't like so much.
    • Finish
      91 91
      A departure that I can not fault, precise and very oak heavy. I like it.

  3. Erik Elixir did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Sample from my whisky buddy tsmstoteler
    • Nose
      Lots of raisins, plums, fruit syrup, strawberries, tobacco leaf and liquorice.
    • Taste
      Very mature with leather, creamy eggnog, fruity, Glühwhein spices, raisins and fudge.
    • Finish
      Raisins, chocolate, grapes, some acid and later more fruity.

  4. rpvdwel scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. The Macallan scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Very nice, but not a drink I would have to often!
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. squaadgras scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Moderator

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Moderator

    An interesting experience indeed - it's extremely spicy and pungent - water helps as it becomes more balanced
    • Nose
      Intense, pungent, rubber, solvent, spices, cinnamon, heavy sherry, dried fruits, plums, pepper - not bad
    • Taste
      Punchy, very creamy, sweet, raisins, dark chocolate, huge sherry notes and oak wood, hints of rubber, leather and sulphur but rather the good one
    • Finish
      Long and burning, still very spicy and zesty

  10. brechtvds scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    one of the best whisky's I've tasted so far ,so good even at just 8 years old this is way better than most of the 20+ year old whisky's 

    complex , long finish , no young edges 92/100
    • Nose
       heavy sherry nose 

      dates , raisins , brown sugar , dark chocolate, maduro cigars ,leather, red fruit 
    • Taste
      very warm mouth coating flavour 

      57.8% abv but still very drinkable no burning feeling 

      its like drinking  px or oloroso sherry but with a higher abv 

      dates , dark chocolate , leather, cigars, brown sugar 
    • Finish
      long finish , big sherry finish oak ,dark chocolate , 

      red fruit , brown sugar 

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