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Kavalan Solist

Overall rating
89.92/100
votes
15
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Cask
Vintage
09.02.2010
Bottled
04.06.2016
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
S100209026A
Number of bottles
518
Strength
57.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
21 Jul 2017 1:37 pm by hellelevator
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 123,25

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15 × member ratings

30 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kavalan Solist

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.92 points

  1. Ailios scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Incredible nose but unfortunately it does not transfer to the palette, I love a sherry bomb but there is just so much sherry here it overwhelms the wonderful Kavalan spirit character so it's just like high strength sherry but without the sweetness, it actually borders on being bitter. I don't know what the laws in Taiwan are about using paxarette and I've never had any before but the sherry is so intense in this I would not be surprised if this was a paxarette treated cask, they also don't state what type of sherry cask it is to add further suspicion.

  2. SchottenDicht scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    This was the last malt I tasted at a local whisky meeting and it blew me away. The colour is unbelivably (!!) dark, like coke.

    Nose: Hints of herbs, soy-sauce, spicy, balsamic vinegar.
    Mouth: Oloroso sherry, again soy-sauce and balsamic vinegar (only a slight touch of it), dark berries, amarena cherrie sauce.
    Finish: It just never ends. So long, for minutes. Tongue stays dry, almost gets rough and furryish. Like you ate too much vinegar dressing with sugared gummibears. Then a nice load of oak, gets a tiny bit bitterish, but still extremely round!

    92/100, with a tendency to a higher rating. Will have to retaste.

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