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, Tawny Port and Vintage Port casks from Portugal to finish whiskies that were initially matured in American oak. Kavalan Concertmaster was named Best in Class at the 2011 International Wine & Spirit Competition.
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Nose: a lot of different aromas coming through. The initial sniff had fruitiness and a sweetness to it. As it had time to breath, a hint of coconut began to reveal itself, a scent of dry coconut.
Palate: rich taste but hard to say what exactly it is. A hint of wine or port coming through.
Finish: once you swallow it's as if the whisky evaporated. A dry finish which leaves your mouth wanting more.
Overall: it's a unique taste and quite a good dram. However, it's overpriced and not the easiest to get a hold of.
22nd January 2015
Not a strong or smokey whiskey, more dry and fruity. Was skeptical before trying but was pleasantly surprised. Too bad it's hard to find outside Taiwan.
21st November 2014
I don't have a clue to what the other review is about because this really is a very good port finished whisky from a very good distillery. Well worth a try
6th November 2014
Quite possibly one of the most tasteless whiskies I have had the displeasure of drinking. It goes down easily enough but without any flavour apart from a bit spice this could just as easily be labelled any other kind of spirit.