Kavalan Solist CS
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!
Holy balls this is good
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
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
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
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.