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Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask Matured

(70cl, 57.8%)
Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask Matured
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(12 Reviews)

Kavalan Solist CS Bottling Note

Oloroso Sherry matured single cask whisky from Taiwan, bottled without artificial colouring or chill filtration. Now finally available in Europe, Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask won a Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and was named Best Rest of the World Single Malt Whisky at the World Whiskies Awards in 2012!

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User Reviews of the Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask Matured

Definitely Interesting and Worth a Try

I recommend building up to this with a few other drink before hand. At 57.8% alcohol, you want your senses desensitized a bit. Having it as the first drink of the day, all I taste is the burn.

First impression, this smells too much like sherry. Why not just drink sherry? But it really opens up after a couple sips. Fruit, fruit, and more fruit. A fruit bomb if there ever was one. Once, in my many tastings, I got a hint of coffee and mmmmmm, been chasing it ever since. The finish varies, something more fruit and sometimes wood barrel goodness.

All in all, not my favorite, but very interesting. I keep it around to show people the range scotch can have. For an intro, I usually go a Highland, then a Islay, then this.

27th September 2015

Superb and one of the kind!

Superb and one of the kind!

24th June 2015

@Which cask is this?

Hi there! The current batch is from cask number S081219016 and retains the 57.8% ABV. However, in future the cask number will change, based on the availability of the product, so we cannot guarantee that the current cask number will be the same in a few months' time. --The Chaps at Master of Malt

11th May 2015

Which cask is this?

Any chance for a cask number? It's not on my sample.

9th May 2015


I love sherried whisky so I thought I'd give the Kavalan a whirl.

Nose: Intense! As you would imagine it's full of Sherry Sherry Sherry and then more Sherry which is propelled by the high ABV. In my bottle I had currant, jam, licorice, and some mild phenolic almost mecurocrome notes.

Taste: Without water it's hard to overcome the alcohol , but with a little water it comes alive. Again, loads of grape, red fruits, mild oak and spices - tastes as it looks - deep, rich and full of flavour.
Finish: Long and warming -NICE
A POWER PACKED dram that is not for the novice. I fear it will scare many a whisky drinker that has not gone through many a whisky before attempting this bad boy. Amazingly powerful for a young whisky

Conclusion : Unusual, glad I tried it, not sure I'd buy second bottle at the price, guess that's saying something #justsaying

6th April 2015

Holy balls this is good

As a whisky lover with a clear bias towards Scottish whisky, I was blown away by this. Captivating nose, mouth watering taste, fascinating finish. Lovely stuff.

11th February 2015

Astonishingly good

I had heard good things about Kavalan Solist Sherry on various web based discussion so I thought I would try it.
Wow! what a dram. an absolute delight of a sherry bomb. if Sherried whisky is your thing, you must try it. you simply must

11th February 2015

Terry Searl

One of the most lovely whiskies I have ever had the pleasure to taste...........I do recommend a " tear" of water to allow the bouquet and full flavours to come out from behind the alcohol

7th February 2015

Water not included

Nose: very rich sherry taste, the fruitiness immediately shocks the system and stands out.
Palate: again the sherry takes over, it immediately grabs your attention. As sips go on the fruitiness comes out a little more.
Finish: even with the sweetness, it is hard to hide 57.8% alcohol. It can be quite harsh on the throat and leaves a taste which lingers.
Overall: It's a nice flavour if you're a big fan of sherry. However, it's an expensive bottle at over £100.

22nd January 2015

Way too much sherry

So much so that the taste goes a long way towards a brandy. An impressive dram by itself though. For a better balanced result I'd suggest the ex-bourbon version from the same series.

16th December 2014

Amazing New World Whisky

Tasted both the Kavalan Solist ex-Bourbon and Sherry during my last trip to Taiwan. The Sherry is such a beast that rock the whisky world. Having tasted both neat and with a few drops of water, I can assure you that water literally bring the whisky alive.
Nose: Very strong sherry influence with lots of fruits, and a bit of dark chocolate at the back. Palate: Mouth drying sherry that virtually bounce on your tongue like flamenco. Quite a lot of fruits and spices. End with some cocoa and nuts. Finish: Very long and gradual diminish.
I can see this as a love-it-or-hate-it whisky. Some maybe scared by the strength and aggressiveness of it. But for those who like the Aberlour A'bundah or the GlenDronach Cask Strength, this is something that you must try.

26th May 2014

kavalan excellence

Expensive, but definitely worth it! Fruity, rich and smooth. The Oloroso sherry lingers underneath and makes for a rich, fruity and smooth whisky.

29th March 2014

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