Kavalan Solist

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Cask
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
58.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
28 Sep 2016 3:38 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 140.08

2 × in wishlist

10 × member ratings

17 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kavalan Solist

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.00 points

  1. gaboruso scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  2. Dris scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Magnificent whisky. Incredible maturity and balance in barely six years in oak. Roasted nuts, dried fruits and bitter coffee, extremely dense sherry influence with a herbal twist to it. Spicy woodiness, just right, not too bitter. And whisp of smoke. Brilliant. Water improves if nicely.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    For me, the whisky needs some water. It is closed without water. With water it is then in comparison to Sherry Oak again more intense, deeper and darker. Overall but also demanding. If you want a relatively uncomplicated sherry bomb, you can grab Sherry Oak. If you want to play with water and take more time, the soloist rewards you with intensity. But of course you have to pay a little more.
    • Nose
      It takes a few minutes, because there is a lot of glue coming through. After a while it gets better. Now the nose is both fresh (probably due to the alcohol) and dark. So Anis alternates with the typical notes of the sherry. Overall but somehow little complex. He probably needs some more water. With water, the dark notes get through stronger.
    • Taste
      Yes, the alcohol is felt. Eucalyptus. Plum jam. Blueberry. Blackberry. Molasses. With water some fuller, deeper sweeter and less alcoholic. Only with water does he show me what he can do. Now comes also cherry jam and marzipan added.
    • Finish
      Mon Cheri. Leather. Nuts.

  4. ctu scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Nice stuff, though the oak is edge of the blade, but water help to get a good balance. 89/90.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Big sherry, dried fruits, caramel, honey, spicy oak, match head and grass.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Powerful. Tannic oak. Sherry and citruses. Honey, cocoa and caramel. Herbals.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long, fruity, oaky. Sherry.


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