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Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask Matured (cask 60821049)

(70cl, 57.8%)

Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask Matured (cask 60821049)

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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Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask Matured (cask 60821049) Reviews

Hellbiscuit, United Kingdom
3rd February 2018
Wonderful but pricey dram, handle with care.
An unusual whisky, not for beginners I'd say. To call it a sherry monster is an understatement. Needs a good dose of water and 20 minutes in the glass. First taste was too overpowering and busy but eventually it blossomed nicely. Funky, fermented tropical fruits such as lychee, mango pineapple, a lot of licorice, raisin, cinnamon, almost fizzy on the finish. Bizarre, utterly delicious. It's a shame this serious carries such a high premium but it is something special and different and personally I prefer it to any Japanese whisky I've tasted.
Master of Malt Customer
14th March 2017
I completely disagree with the last two reviews. It's stunning....great cakey, sweet drinking chocolate on the nose, very sweet, black treacle and something green or a tinge of rubber (!?) mixed with sweet sugary treacle, a tad vanilla. It's very distinctive but so good. Much the same tasting, massive sherry bomb (no bigger one) , porty richness, sweet, thick and fruity, finish is long and powerful with a good amount of liquorice. Totally agree once you hit this it's going to overpower a lot of others and I can understand why some may find this quite powerful and different. It's a monster with cheese, especially a good parmesan. Easy 5 stars.
Master of Malt Customer
1st March 2017
Awful tasting whiskey. expected better as this is the first time trying a kavalan whiskey. over powering, undesirable taste.
Master of Malt Customer
9th February 2017
Okay but not worth price tag
This is actually quite disappointing. There is plenty of sherry in it, true. But the taste of it is shallow, and lacks certain level of complexity. This does not have age statement on it, but I suspect the spirit did not simply spend enough time in a cask. And the cask had sherry still floating at the bottom for sure ;). For this price I would expect something way better.

For a quality sherry matured whiskies, stick with Glenfarclas.
Derek K, Malaysia
21st May 2016
Solist with such a punch...but smooth!
Most drinkers might find it a little too strong taking it neat. But once it settle down on your palate, it's intense flavour is lasting and really great! Worth a try!
anotherdram, Australia
12th April 2016
complexity in this sherry bomb. A next level on the glendronach 18 year old. Highly recommended. Amazing what they have done in such a short amount of time.
Master of Malt Customer
12th April 2016
Interesting, complex and rather good fun
This whisky is a sterling achievement from this excellent Taiwanese distillery.

It has a vibrant fruity smell thanks to the sherry casking during its making and the visually the colour compliments the aroma with a deeper slightly ruby colour compared to the other Kavlan whiskes.

The taste is complex with deep almost berry taste to start off with followed by a slightly oaked vanilla flavour. Despite its high alcohol content this whisky is very well balanced and the flavours leave you questioning whether this really exceeds the 58% mark.
Josh Z, United States
27th September 2015
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.
Master of Malt Customer
24th June 2015
Superb and one of the kind!
Superb and one of the kind!
Master of Malt Customer
11th May 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

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