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Kavalan Cask Strength Loch and Key Selection

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  • Intro:

    This is a cask strength store pick done by Julio's / Loch and Key in MA. My swapper didn't really give me any deals past proof and name, but this really can't be anything but ex-bourbon.

  • Nose:

    Honey, apples, honey dew and melon. Confectioners sugar. Definitely ex-bourbon, if its wine finished at all, its incredibly light and sweet. Fruit Loops. Massively prominent.

  • Taste:

    Thick and rich and creamy, lots of fruit here too. Fruit loops for days. Its so outrageously prominent here I can't ignore it. Lots of confectioners here too. Faint oak, some nice pepper. It's crazy sweet and fruity, with a hint of wood influence. No new make notes though which is huge.

  • Finish:

    Long and hot with tons of apples and cream.

  • Overall:

    Overall, I really liked this. This has probably been my favorite Kavalan to date and I think that ex-bourbon suits it the best. Coming from a wine finish obsessor this is sorta big. The fruit loops here was undeniably strange but sort of delicious. I wanted to give this a 7 but the finish was just scary hot for the proof. This had potential though. Can't wait to try this again in a couple years.

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  • By t8ke
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