Country Taiwanese Whisky
Distillery/Brand Kavalan
Style Single Malt Whisky

Kavalan Vinho 57.8%

To mature their Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique expression, the King Car distillers in Taiwan use casks which have held both red and white wines, before being re-toasted. The whisky is fully matured in these casks to help their Taiwanese single malt develop a bold, expressive flavour profile brimming with berry, plum and caramelised sugar notes. At the Los Angeles Wine & Spirits Competition this exciting Taiwanese whisky received a Gold Medal and an impressive score of 91 out of 100.

Winner of 5 spirit awards

Winner
Winner
World's Best Single Malt - 2015
World Whiskies Awards
Winner
Winner
Best Asian Single Malt - 2015
World Whiskies Awards
Gold
Gold
Asian Whisky - 2014
Wizards of Whisky Awards
Gold Outstanding
Gold Outstanding
Worldwide Whiskey - Single Malt - 2013
International Wine & Spirit Competition
Gold
Gold
Other Whiskey - 2012
San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Allergy information

This product does not contain any notifiable allergens
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Reviews for Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique (57.8%)
Lovely and complex from the tropical island.
Beautiful nose and complex on the pallet. The slightest sense of an oily coating that quickly evaporates.
Blake , United States
3 years ago
Unlock the bottle from its handsome leather cylinder and enjoy this rare fuel from
This is absolutely a different experience from cheap whisky like Famous Grouse! It packs an incredible punch at 57.8% and goes down very smoothly with a dark colored liquor and intense afterglow. It’s the rocket fuel of all whiskys hailing from the the steamy Taipei tropics many miles from cool foggy Scotland. Light a candle and get knocked back by this dark and tasty ether. You’ll have fine stories to tell after a dram of this “Aqua vitae” from Formosa.
Gaber , United States
4 years ago
Stunning whisky. Worth it.
I tasted a sample bottle first and was put off by a weird spiciness. Few months later I picked up a bottle. It was remarkable experience and I went on to buy it over and over again. Different casks.
Nose has a lot of melon. A bit of banana. Sweetness of wine.
On the palate, its great. Thick. Full. I compared a 3yr (w12..2015) bottling to a 5yr bottling (w12..2018) and found the latter had some spice & oakiness.
Finish is tremendous. Delicious.
No wonder it won the award in 2015. A great whisky.
Damoo , Hong Kong
6 years ago
Great stuff, if only it was a tiny bit cheaper!
Strong, balanced truly unique
JJJ , Australia
7 years ago
Delightfully complex
Inviting and warm - with just enough smoke to balance to caramelized sugars, followed by a refreshingly sweet, trailing surprise of melon and apricot-like flavor. Definitely one of the best out there.
Master of Malt Customer
7 years ago
Wunderbar
Amazing taste. More complex and balanced than The Solist Sherry expression.
Master of Malt Customer
8 years ago
Marvellous
I was truly stunned by this bottle. It has so much to offer. Complex and sweet. Dried figs and some bananacake. Strong and in no need of water.
Master of Malt Customer
8 years ago
Amazing whisky
I was stunned by the full and powerful flavor of this whisky. It can compete with some verry good Scottish whisky's out there.
Tim , Netherlands
8 years ago
cask number
I believe the winning cask number is W090220051 58.6% from Whisky Magazine.
Master of Malt Customer
8 years ago
Winning cask?
To those stating the winning cask number, how do you know this? I cannot find those details anywhere??
Master of Malt Customer
8 years ago