Kavalan Concertmaster - Port Cask Finish (50cl) Whisky

Taiwanese Whisky • 50cl • 40%
Product details
Kavalan Concertmaster - Port Cask Finish (50cl)
Country Taiwanese Whisky
Distillery/Brand Kavalan
Style Single Malt Whisky

Kavalan Port Cask (50cl)

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 Ruby Port, Tawny Port and Vintage Port casks from Portugal to finish whiskies that were initially matured in American oak.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose Red grapes and clove, followed by a good whack of vanilla. A little bit of tobacco leaf and cookie dough.

Palate Brown sugar mixed with ground cinnamon and white pepper, doused in good Port. A core of white oak warmth.

Finish Raisins, prunes, strawberry jam and another pinch of tobacco.

Allergy information

This product does not contain any notifiable allergens
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Reviews for Kavalan Concertmaster - Port Cask Finish (50cl)
Rich, complex. I keep coming back
I keep coming back to this one. It is rich and complex beyond anything I would expect from a NAS, likely due to the tropical climate in which it was aged. Not smokey. A hot tropical friut nose with a clean, deep, sweet open, followed by leather, stewed friuts, and a medium finish with a touch of oak and custard. Delicious. It's increaskingly pricey in my are, and I buy some of Kavalan's pricier bottles, but this is as good as any of them. In blind taste tests, is is consistantly outperforming bottles three times the cost.
Ben S , United States
2 years ago
Highly enjoyable, quite unique
A really interesting and complex dram. There’s a warming, yet sweet profile to this whisky which, although fruity and spiced, isn’t reminiscent of any Speyside I’ve had. Perhaps thanks to the unique conditions in which cask maturation has occurred, this a really unique tasting experience. A depth and complexity that I didn’t expect from a Taiwanese whisky, in retrospect, quite unfairly. A worthy addition to any collection in my book. Greatly enjoyable.
Stuart N , United Kingdom
2 years ago
There's a lot going on here: port, raisins, leather, spice, but it's not quite enough to justify the price tag. Remember this is £48 for a 50cl bottle, the equivalent 70cl bottle would be £67 - pricey for NAS.

L J S , United Kingdom
2 years ago
Had this in a taster set, think rum butter toffees. Not for me
Master of Malt Customer
3 years ago