Kavalan Solist

Overall rating
88.58/100
votes
74
Whiskybase ID
WB88243
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Port Cask
Vintage
03.07.2009
Bottled
13.07.2016
Casktype
Port Wine Cask
Casknumber
O090703008A
Number of bottles
187
Strength
59.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
4710085224920
Added on
23 oct 2016 8:57 am by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 160.00

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74 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Kavalan Solist

20 users have left 23 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.58 points.

  1. MaroFF scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Recently I tried Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask and I gave it a high note because it really captivated me. Here, unfortunately, I am a bit disappointed, because I was expecting something more than I received. In the Sherr Cas version, there is absolutely no problem with the aftertaste of oak turning into a delicate alcohol aftertaste, which in the Port Cask version is all too noticeable.
    It's nice that I could taste it, unfortunately I won't buy another portion.
    • Nose
      84 84
      delicate, burnt sugar, plums, raisins, a little liquor
    • Taste
      84 84
      plum jam, chocolate, yeast cake, vanilla, ripe cherries, cocoa
    • Finish
      82 82
      quite long, sweet, moderately pleasant, warming, slightly spicy ending with notes of oak and honey bitterness.

  2. Yukon scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    The Kavalan delivers what it promises, very barrel driven, but still very successful in my eyes, it's fun to drink
    • Nose
      sweet red berries, red currant, I mean to smell a tiny bit of smoke, but it can also be more tobacco, grated lemon peel, oregano, in general it has a lot of barrel, also got oak, has a bit of a syrup, light almond note When you get behind the berries, some dark chocolate appears, lovage, exciting part
    • Taste
      As expected, intense, dense, oily, sweet, syrupy, boiled down raspberries, chocolate, dark chocolate, espresso, seldom had coffee so clearly, everything concentrated, oak, wood, I enjoy it
    • Finish
      Oak, tobacco, or a hint of smoke, dry, nut, red berries still on the palate, but very subtle

  4. mothers_finest scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Allow me a short but crisp review of this material. In the nose a good port freight, espresso, a bit cinnamon. Port wine, coffee, dates on the palate, all very sweet and surprisingly creamy for the high alcohol content. I share the opinion that alcohol only partially stings. In the nose, provided you dip your trunk completely into the bowl, it stings a little, but this does not continue in the mouth.
    A malt with 7 years and 60% vol, which you can drink undiluted; therefore, they really don't do anything wrong over there. For me as a Scotch Whisky enthusiast and dreamer, as a non-Kavalan fan boy and avowed port lover, there is a clear purchase recommendation up to 120 euros.

    The question you can ask yourself:
    Is that still whisky?

    It is nothing else per se. Due to the climate in Taiwan, the schnapps matures much more extreme than in Europe. How wet the port wine barrel was at the end, I can not judge. If someone dismisses the whisky as a 60 percent port wine, I can't even resent it.
    Yes, the malt is very, very barrel-driven, you can't deny that. Port noses should be allowed to put the Scotch flag aside and try this whisky. And don't forget, port wine doesn't come from Scotland either.

  5. LDB scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A finisher! Not really my thing, I have to say, but I have to acknowledge the intensity, especially in the nose. A little too much of everything, however. In any case, a completely new experience through the sample from @mothers_finest - thank you!
    • Nose
      88 88
      Beeswax galore! Salty liquorice, red currants, as a brandy, some sweat, deep berry notes, rum raisins and espresso.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Blueberries, honey, concentrated umami, but a little violently hot, the alcohol.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Salivation is stimulated, becoming long, acidic.

  6. DerDennis! scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. Ed Radour scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
      Cooked cherries, fat raisins, beguiling sweetness, syrupy, no - that's syrup, syrup distillate, wet oak, sweetest plum jam
    • Taste
      91 91
      Creamy, sweet as cardboard, lots of cherries, very dry, heat in the mouth, pleasant spice
    • Finish
      89 89
      Very dry finish, yet creamy sweet, sweet spicy, plums and raisins flake creamy on the palate

  9. rpvdwel scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  11. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  12. Glen Krid scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  13. Gris scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Another fantastic bottle from the Kavalan Solist range, they deserve these many medals they won in contests. Other drams have probably an (almost) equal quality.

    http://www.justanotherdram.com/en/tasting-notes/kavalan-solist-port-cask-2.html
    • Nose
      The typical woody character of mature whiskies is very present, during a blind tasting no doubt that many would be mistaken about his age. We also have typical notes of sherry as well as nice notes of spices. With its high alcohol level, you’ll have to give it some time and aeration to fully enjoy the aromas it has to offer. Some notes of chocolate and tobacco appear after a moment.
    • Taste
      Whaaa! The palate is immediately filled with intense flavors! A wondeful mix of black fruits, spices and woody notes (but less present than in the nose) invade the mouth. The dark chocolate comes back, as with the nose, it comes with grapes.
    • Finish
      We spend a long and pleasant time on black fruits, typical port wine spices and dark chocolate. Slight woody dryness in the mouth. A rich and almost perfect finish.

  14. Gris scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Kavalan is proud to present a new edition of his Kavalan Solist range, and his recognition with many medals in contests is highly deserved.
    • Nose
      The woody character typical of mature whiskys is very present, tasting blindly no doubt that many would be mistaken about the age of it. We also have typical notes of sherry as well as nice notes of spices. Its high alcohol content makes it necessary to give it a little time and aeration to fully enjoy the aromas it has to offer. Some notes of chocolate and tobacco make their appearance.
    • Taste
      Whaaa! The palate is immediately filled with intense flavors! A mixture of black fruits, spices and woody notes (but less present than the nose) invade the mouth. The dark chocolate comes back, as it had done on the nose, accompanied by grapes.
    • Finish
      We spend a long time on black fruits, typical spices with port wine and dark chocolate. Slight woody dryness in the mouth. A rich finish and almost perfect.

  15. squaadgras scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  16. didi1893 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    The color of this blind sample makes my heart beat faster and promises an absolute sherry drone. However, the nose is initially very hesitant and releases the aromas only slowly. After giving this malt some time to breathe, the nose opens slowly and releases intense and powerful sherry aromas. To taste, this malt literally explodes and the clenched sherry aromas discharge and unfold in the mouth. The departure also leaves nothing to be desired, except .... that he should never finish! A great and intense sherry bomb! Highly deserved 90, rather 91 points!
    • Nose
      Blindsample: After pouring, tough streaks immediately formed on the glass wall. Long and oily drops made their way back into the glass while dark berry flavor blew out of the glass. The dark sherry flavors hide a bit and come to the fore. Dark dried berries and grapes stand out leisurely from the glass, the alcohol is immediately after several smells on the spot and supports the hesitant sherry flavors. Slowly, dark and old oranges come out, dark caramel and sweetness come to light. This malt definitely needs time to breathe and he should get that time too. After a few minutes, roasted aromas and spicy woody aromas dominate the nose. A subtle note of sulfur breaks through a light chocolate aroma, coffee beans are on the table and exude their subtle aroma. Wet leather flavors and sweet tobacco rise from the discreet sulfur note, the salivation is suddenly stimulated ...
    • Taste
      Wow! Dark and creamy sherry aroma flows over the tongue, the palate fills with intense and strong dark berry flavor. Spicy wood elements mix with dark and old caramel, old and dried orange slices are brewed by hot coffee. Leather flavor comes to the fore again, coffee flows over dark chocolate. Spicy and old logs exude a subtle spiciness while honey drips on dried berries and grapes. Powerful and intense, the dark sherry aroma does not really want to end.
    • Finish
      The finish starts with dark and dried berries. Leather flavors mingle with dark chocolate and espresso. Tart and spicy wood notes mix with toasted aromas. Hopefully this great and complex ending never ends! Unfortunately, the dark and intense sherry aromas sound very slow ...

  17. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    blind tasting delicious, the finish could have been a little better
    • Nose
      heavy, some soil, slightly sulfur, red fruit, raisin, sherry, some sweetness with water: the oak becomes stronger, slightly salty to the end
    • Taste
      soft on the palate, the alcohol tingles, yummy, dark chocolate, orange, some oak with water: alcohol still to be remembered, maggic herb, spicy
    • Finish
      long, oak, sherry, sweetness and bitterness alternate, dark chocolate

  18. malthead-1984 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      92 92

  19. malthead-1984 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A really interesting and versatile painting. You can spend a nice evening with it without being boring. Very impressive for the young age. clear recommendation. PLV good
    • Nose
      Right a very pleasant nose. Fruity sweetness, malted notes, menthol-like fresh from the neat 59.4%, also a few earthy musty flavors brings the port finish. fermented plums, dates raisins and somehow even a fresh fruit, with ginger and herbal notes that remind me of mulled wine. After a good 30min, I find the slightly sour port note good. Dried fruit and somehow dark chili-cherry chocolate.
    • Taste
      The onset is enormous and tingles on the tongue like chili peppers. Later, milk chocolate caramel and vanilla and delicate bitter herbs like oregano on the palate.
    • Finish
      the departure seems to me relatively easy. a bit dry with dark chocolate, but then he still fills the mouth room for a long time.

  20. Dottore scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Great barrel, great Kavalan, a highlight. 92 points. Fantastic in the mouth
    • Nose
      Dark and heavy as the color. Spicy-sweet. Fire tongs punch. Clove, cardamom, cinnamon. Red fruit jelly. Peppermint and orange zest. Christmas under orange trees.
    • Taste
      Sweet almost fermented port, which only slowly gives way to slightly bitter-spicy notes of wood. Deep dark fruits, blackberry / raspberry jam. Ha! Geil horny horny, I love: by the nose exhale comes the full Gewürzdröhnung, which was to smell before, to a wonderful taste sensation: clove, cinnamon, vanilla! Great, really exactly mine.
    • Finish
      Long, dry-sweet. Cinnamon. Woody the tongue remains occupied.

  21. Gloin scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A heavy, bitter whisky, heavily driven by the oak. I am not bothered by intense and bitter wood stress, but here I miss a little bit the fruity counterpoint. Although you can recognize fruits, but the oak leaves them little room. Nevertheless, this is a very nice whisky.
    • Nose
      Sweet, raisins, immediately wood, dates, forest soil, removes sour cherries, despite the initial sweetness tart and spicy, blackberries and weaker raspberries
    • Taste
      Strong onset, slightly astringent, lots of spicy dry oak, very dark chocolate, dried fruit, then a little sweeter, blackberries, currants, the oak leaves the fruit only a little space
    • Finish
      Dry and warm, bittersweet oak, again very dark chocolate

  22. pianoman scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Strong. Ripe dark plums, cherries, blackberries. Raisins, tobacco leaves. Dark chocolate, a little vanilla, cloves and moist soil.
    • Taste
      Sweet. Strawberries, raspberries, brown sugar. Orange chocolate with a little chili. Medium.

  23. didi1893 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    This Kavalan Soloist from a (Dark) Port Wine Cask is really on the gas and has incredible power in the complete tasting. Fruity sherry and orange flavors determine the nose and the taste. Chocolate and spicy oak tones harmonize perfectly with the fruity sweetness, although here and there you can imagine his young age. Great part, I like it very much! A whopping 91 points.
    • Nose
      A rusty brown with a reddish glow shines the Port Wine Cask in the glass. Heavy fruit aromas stand out powerfully from the glass, intensively fruity orange peels rise from the sherry, milk chocolate and caramel are added. Spicy wood notes and hazelnuts mix with the sweet fruit to an extremely caramel sweetness. A touch of leather penetrates through the dried raisins and grapes, complex fruit notes mix with the spicy wood.
    • Taste
      Violent oak flavors and sour fruit flavors beat mercilessly on the tongue at the first sip. Woodiness is distributed immediately in the entire mouth area, a pinch of pepper heats the sharpness in addition. The dark berries and grapes come slowly from the spicy sharpness, dark chocolate gives off a creamy mouthfeel. The second sip of the alcohol is more present, slightly bitter woody aromas become dry and harsh. Chewed walnuts are distributed in the mouth while sour fruit flavors mingle with the subtle bitter wood flavors.
    • Finish
      The finish starts warm and cozy and characterized by tart wood aromas. Powerful and long-lasting, the finish exudes its fine tangy woody aroma. Old walnuts fall from the tree and burst on the slightly musty forest floor. Spicy the finish gradually fades away.

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