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Kavalan Sherry Oak

  • Distiller:

    Kavalan

  • Bottler:

    Kavalan

  • ABV:

    58.6%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 80
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: An easy pass, especially since this release typically requires shelling out $120 or more. It's thin, hot, overly bitter, and more importantly: lacks complexity. It seems as if it may suffer from the same issues many Texas whiskeys encounter: aggressive tannings from extreme climates and suspect wood management. Save your spend for sherries scottish malts.
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  • Raided Score: 77
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: If you are a sherry lover, this is the whisky for you. Kavalan Sherry Cask is deeply aromatic and floral and has sherry written all over it.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: Kavalan Sherry Single Cask whiskies are always good. Highly recommended if you’re looking for a big heavy sherried single malt.
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  • Intro:

    Distilled by Kavalan, and bottled at 46% ABV without an age statement or information regarding the type of sherry, this bottling makes up part of Kavalan's core line and retails around the $129 mark.

  • Nose:

    Rich, pungent, spicy on the nose. Stewed fruits, honey, tobacco and a bitter varnish character. A bit of proofiness - the indication of a good bit of ethanol - despite the lower proof.

  • Taste:

    Thin on the palate. Sweet at first, turns bitter after a short while. Sweet cream, blackberry, sulfurous sherry, tobacco, clove and more ethanol.

  • Finish:

    Short finish, hot once more, with bitter sherry and sulfur notes. Oddly tannic despite the thin palate, more bitter than sweet. Lacks integration.

  • Overall:

    An easy pass, especially since this release typically requires shelling out $120 or more. It's thin, hot, overly bitter, and more importantly: lacks complexity. It seems as if it may suffer from the same issues many Texas whiskeys encounter: aggressive tannings from extreme climates and suspect wood management. Save your spend for sherries scottish malts.

  • Score:

    4

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