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Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique Single Cask Strength

Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique Single Cask Strength

Tasting Date: 2021-03-19

Region: Taiwanese Whisky

Type: Single Malt Whisky

Age Statement: NAS (6.9 years old) The cask was filled on 2013-10-02 and has a bottling date of 2020-09-10

Size: 700ml

ABV: 57.8% ABV (variable by cask)

Cask Type: American oak wine barrels that have been toasted and recharred

Distiller: Kavalan Distillery

Location: Yuanshan Township, Yilan County, Taiwan

Bottler: Kavalan Distillery

Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique Single Cask Strength – Closed

Purchase Location: Wine and Beyond 11011 51 Ave NW, Edmonton AB T6H 5T1 

Purchase Date: March 2021

Cost: $283.59 including GST & Deposit

Tasting Notes From The Kavalan Website:

FLAVOUR: A rich fusion of vanilla and caramelized sugars with dark chocolate on top. Ripe melon and mango together with kiwi and a delicate blend of citrus fruits burst. Pepper is also present in the background waiting to be noticed.
PALATE: The taste ends with clean and complex flavours embodying all that is best in the finest malt whiskies enjoying a long aftertaste.
TASTING: We suggest drinking Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique Single Cask neat.

Colour: Deep Autumn Gold

TransparentSmoke: The front of the bottle reads: Cask W131002009A and the bottle was number 107/179 The cask number starts off by a letter specifying the type of cask (W = Wine, B = Bourbon, S = Sherry). This is followed by nine numbers, where the distilled date is given by the first six (YYMMDD). So this cask was filled on October 2, 2013. The bottle reads 2020-09-10 so it is just less than 7 years old.

Best Single Malt Whisky of the World 2015 by the World Whiskies Awards. Not this specific cask, but this product series.

I enjoyed the whisky, but there is a wine note that over whelms after a couple of drams. Oh and it knocks you on your ass, because I totally forgot it’s 57.8% ABV. Again this was a bottle i shared with my whisky club.

Our Score: 90/100

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