KAVALAN SINGLE MALT ~ TAIWAN
86/100 DISTILLER SCORE
The flagship single malt from Taiwan's Kavalan. Only operating since 2005 they have wowed the world with their young but full flavored whisky, concentrating on their signature flavors of tropical fruit.
Nose - Clean, elegant, floral (pleasant & refreshing fragrance of the butterfly orchid), fruity and seductive. With hints of honey, tropical fruits (mango in particular), pear drop, vanilla, coconuts, and suggestions of chocolate.
Palate - A hint of sweet mango juice with that spicy complexity and gentle warmth on a medium, oily, and citrus finish.
King Car distillery is located in Yilan County, Taiwan, and the single malt whisky produced there is named after the indigenous people who originally inhabited this northeastern corner of the island: the Kavalan. Although the distillery was only brought on stream in 2005, the warm sub-tropical climate means that the whisky effectively matures more quickly and an impressive range of whiskies are available.