Kavalan Solist Barrique
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.
Big, aggressive... Like Aberlour A'bunadh
Kavalan SOLIST Vinho Barrique:
Caramel, golden brown
Chocolate, toffee, raisins, vanilla, bourbon, fruitcake, stewed fruit is right, malty, maple doughnut, honey
Instant impact, numbing the tongue
Sweet, spicy, cinnamon, bitter chocolate, raisins, pepper, fire
Fire gives way to comfortable warming, dried fruits and chocolate
Consistent from nose to finish, very tasty, big, bold,
Not worth the $200 I paid, but still a good one.
26th March 2015