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Kavalan Solist

Overall rating
87.36/100
votes
16
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Port Cask
Vintage
19.06.2009
Bottled
14.04.2016
Calculated age
06 years old
Casktype
Port Cask
Casknumber
O090619012A
Number of bottles
168
Strength
57.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
27 Nov 2016 8:44 am by Hammer-Whisky
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 139.75

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Whisky Reviews for Kavalan Solist

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.36 points

  1. ErrHaBe scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    This whisky is dominated by dark, green notes that obviously come from the barrel. With water it opens up, but the taste drops off clearly from the nose. Despite the strong aromas I personally lack complexity, it is too wood-heavy for my taste
    • Nose
      88 88
      Pure: Strong alcohol; dark fruits (plum, fig, dried apricot), fresh oak, wood juice, very light smoky note; roasted hazelnuts; tends to a rather cool, green nose. The alcohol dominates the aromas.

      With water: getting darker, the fruits now dominate more, more sweetness, becoming more floral, spices like clove or star anise become recognizable. Wine notes and orange peel
    • Taste
      85 85
      Pure: wood, dark fruits, the alcohol tingles.

      With water: It opens up; sweet, mild dark fruits, chocolate. The whisky gets a pleasant, creamy texture.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Not excessively long, very alcohol dominated at the beginning, even with water the aromas are limited to the cask notes, only a little fruit is perceptible. Clear sweetness and light tobacco notes at the end.

  2. spigray scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. spigray scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    very good, if it wasn´t for the price I think I´d prefer the kavalan but considering ....I don´t know,
    I think I´ll buy none of the two although they´re both very good
    88/100
    • Nose
      tasted immediately after amrut portonova.
      so India vs. Taiwan:
      though I liked the portonava´s nose very much the point for the nose goes to Taiwan. both are complex and very fruity but the kavalan is a bit more distinguished and less winey. to be honest, I had guessed it was a sherry cask maturation because of the raisins that cannot be found in the amrut. other than that we have a similar berry fruitiness, hints of leather and clay.
    • Taste
      intensely fruity with a juicy to creamy mouthfeel.
      again I had guessed it to be a sherry maturation despite the strong berry fruitiness. tobacco, chocolate, coffee beans. relatively dry.
      this time amrut and kavalan have to share the points.
    • Finish
      medium to long, spicy

  4. Achany scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    intense, some dark fruits, a lot of alcohol, a lot of fine spices and herbs. fruity, some berries. all good. but allthough the ABV it tastes flat after a while. the finish is rather short and I miss complexity after the first sip.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. fileosoph scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      93 93

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