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Kavalan

Situated at the cross boundary of Yi-Lan mountains, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the King Car distillery has been creating something that many thought would never happen: Taiwanese whisky. Naming their brand after the indigenous people that originally inhabited that area, the Kavalan, was a way to show how genuine King Car Group wanted to be with their new project. They wanted to make whisky truly inspired by Taiwan for the people living there, and to introduce the world to the unique ideas and directions their expressions can take.

King Car Group are not a new company, although no one would blame you if you’ve not heard of them before. They have been producing food and beverages for over 30 years, but only produced their first bottle of whisky in 2008. Honouring the tradition of Scottish whisky production, King Car imported two copper stills from Scotland to distill their whisky, along with a master distiller to oversee the processes. While their equipment is conventional, their Kavalan is unusual as it matures in the cask quicker than most whiskies, due to Taiwan’s vastly different climate.

Since then, the Kavalan range has been winning awards left and right, for their single malts and Solist selection, which are all casked in different, imported barrels - including the World’s Best Single Malt Whisky at the World Whiskies Awards 2015. It even made the national press in 2010 when, in a blind taste test for The Times, Kavalan beat out three Scottish whiskies, shocking the judges. The whisky was unavailable in countries other than Taiwan and parts of China until mid-2013, when it was finally released for worldwide enjoyment.

Kavalan Solist ex-Bourbon Cask (58.6%)

70cl, 58.6%

Ace Taiwanese single malt whisky from King Car's Kavalan range, released as part of the Solist series. This was drawn from ex-Bourbon oak and has been bottled at 58.6% ABV.  More info

Kavalan Solist ex-Bourbon Cask (58.6%)
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$119.15

Kavalan Single Malt Whisky

70cl, 40%

King Car distillery is located in Yilan County, Taiwan, and the single malt whisky produced there is named after the indigenous people who originally inhabited this northeastern corner of the island:…  More info

Kavalan Single Malt Whisky
33
$55.48
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Kavalan Solist Fino Sherry Cask 57.8%

70cl, 57.8%

The Taiwanese distillery Kavalan matured their incredible single malt whisky in a top quality Fino Sherry cask to produce an exquisite expression, jam packed with bright, fruity notes. Each bottle…  More info

Kavalan Solist Fino Sherry Cask 57.8%
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$293.07
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Kavalan Concertmaster - Port Cask Finish (50cl)

50cl, 40%

Established in 2005, Kavalan is Taiwan’s first whiskymaker, with their Kavalan Concertmaster named Best in Class at the 2011 International Wine & Spirit Competition. This single malt whisky showcases…  More info

Kavalan Concertmaster - Port Cask Finish (50cl)
$45.43

Kavalan Distillery Select

70cl, 40%

From Taiwan comes Kavalan Distillery Select, a single malt celebrating the craftsmanship of Master Blender Ian Chang. It's been aged in refill casks and boasts all the fruity hallmarks of a classic…  More info

Kavalan Distillery Select
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$45.43

King Car Whisky - Conductor

70cl, 46%

This expression from the Taiwanese King Car distillery is the first to carry the name of the King Car Group instead of 'Kavalan' as their single malt whiskies have all be known as to date. Created as…  More info

King Car Whisky - Conductor
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$70.63
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Kavalan Concertmaster - Port Cask Finish

70cl, 40%

Taiwanese whisky has been a 'thing' for a while now, since 2008 in fact, but the highly-regarded Kavalan whiskies are now finally available in Europe! This single malt whisky utilises Ruby Port,…  More info

Kavalan Concertmaster - Port Cask Finish
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$62.61
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Kavalan Solist Manzanilla Cask

70cl, 57.8%

From the Kavalan Solist selection comes Taiwanese single malt which has been drawn from a cask that previously held Manzanilla Sherry!  More info

Kavalan Solist Manzanilla Cask
$358.76
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Kavalan ex-Bourbon Oak

70cl, 46%

Like the Kavalan Sherry Oak, this release takes the same fantastic liquid that's been used in Solist releases (in this case, the bourbon cask matured ones) and dilutes it to a bottling strength of…  More info

Kavalan ex-Bourbon Oak
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$68.34
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Kavalan Podium

70cl, 46%

Kavalan single malt from Taiwan matured in a combination of new American oak (virgin oak) and the distillery's refill casks for an exciting expression from this well regarded Asian whisky distillery.  More info

Kavalan Podium
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$70.54
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Kavalan Solist Amontillado Cask

70cl, 56.3%

An Amontillado-Sherry-cask matured Taiwanese single malt whisky from the King Car distillery, released as part of their Kavalan Solist range. Incredibly interesting stuff, this is...  More info

Kavalan Solist Amontillado Cask
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$343.60

Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique (57.1%)

70cl, 57.1%

Kavalan's incredible Solist Vinho Barrique expression is allowed to mature in casks that have contained red and white wines, and then re-toasted. Very interesting Taiwanese whisky from King Car.  More info

Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique (57.1%)
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$201.11
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Kavalan Solist Amontillado Cask (55.6%)

70cl, 55.6%

Taiwanese single malt whisky from the much-acclaimed Kavalan range, produced at the King Car Distillery in the Yi-Lan County. This particular expression was given a finishing period in a cask that…  More info

Kavalan Solist Amontillado Cask (55.6%)
$363.81
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Kavalan Amontillado Cask & Manzanilla Cask Set

100cl, 56.7%

A rather beautiful set from Taiwan's King Car distillery, feature two single malt whiskies from their Kavalan - an Amontillado Sherry cask-matured expression (bottled at 55.6% ABV) and a Manzanilla…  More info

Kavalan Amontillado Cask & Manzanilla Cask Set
$500.24

Kavalan Sherry Oak

70cl, 46%

You know how good the multi-award winning Kavalan Solist Sherry matured releases are? Well the whisky that goes into this permanent addition to the range is the same, brought down to a bottling…  More info

Kavalan Sherry Oak
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$85.80

Kavalan Solist Port Cask

70cl, 57.8%

Single malt Taiwanese whisky from the King Car Distillery, released as part of their Kavalan Solist range. It was matured in a cask which previously held tasty Port, imparting in-your-face fruitiness.  More info

Kavalan Solist Port Cask
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$117.58

Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique (56.3%)

70cl, 56.3%

Thinking about exploring the world of whisky that exists outside of Scotland, Ireland and America? Taiwan's King Car distillery produced the fantastic Kavalan single malt range - including the…  More info

Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique (56.3%)
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$202.07

Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask Matured 57.8%

70cl, 57.8%

Single Oloroso Sherry cask matured whisky from Taiwan, bottled at 57.8% with neither chill filtration nor artificial colouring. Top stuff.  More info

Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask Matured 57.8%
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$121.01

Kavalan ex-Bourbon Oak & Sherry Oak Leather Coffret (2 x 19.6cl)

39cl, 54%

Stylishly presented Taiwanese single malt from the Kavalan range. This pack features a pair of small bottles of their ex-Bourbon Oak and Sherry Oak expressions - both of which are absolutely…  More info

Kavalan ex-Bourbon Oak & Sherry Oak Leather Coffret (2 x 19.6cl)
$72.35

Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique (56.3%)

70cl, 56.3%

Taiwanese single malt whisky from the Kavalan range, produced by the King Car distillery. This expression comes from their particularly exciting Solist range, which shows off how well their whisky…  More info

Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique (56.3%)
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$201.11

Kavalan Solist Port Cask (57.1%)

70cl, 57.1%

Taiwanese single malt whisky from the Kavalan range, drawn from a single Port cask and bottled as part of their Solist range at cask strength. An intensely flavoursome expression.  More info

Kavalan Solist Port Cask (57.1%)
$114.23

Kavalan Solist Pedro Ximenéz Cask (57.1%)

70cl, 57.1%

A Pedro Ximenéz Sherry cask matured Taiwanese single malt from the Kavalan range, bottled at 57.1% ABV. These are incredible popular indeed, and it packs a massively well-Sherried punch.  More info

Kavalan Solist Pedro Ximenéz Cask (57.1%)
$404.19

Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique

70cl, 57.1%

Taiwanese single malt whisky from the Kavalan range, matured in casks that have previously held both red and white wine. Very intriguing indeed - and very impressive too...  More info

Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique
$201.11

Kavalan Solist ex-Bourbon Cask (59.4%)

70cl, 59.4%

Taiwanese single malt whisky from the award-winning Kavalan range, produced by King Car.This particular expression matured in casks that previously held bourbon before being bottled at cask strength.…  More info

Kavalan Solist ex-Bourbon Cask (59.4%)
$113.21

Kavalan Solist Fino Sherry Cask

70cl, 56.3%

Single cask Taiwanese whisky matured in a top quality Fino Sherry butt. Each bottle comes complete with a presentation box and carry bag! The whisky is pretty darned good too, named the Best New…  More info

Kavalan Solist Fino Sherry Cask
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$272.31

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