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Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique

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  • Distiller:

    Kavalan

  • Bottler:

    Kavalan

  • ABV:

    57.8%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: The finish reminds a bit of a root-beer-flavored Life Saver candy, which makes it a fun sip. A drop of water makes the hot finish a bit more creamy.
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  • Raided Score: 76
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: Sweet, slightly syrupy, but rather spicy. Concentrated sangria?
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  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Later on some eastern spices, especially turmeric, bring it all back home. Remarkable.
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The finish is thick and lingering with subtle cinnamon, lemon-lime tartness, and a touch of cooked bananas.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: The body brings out those chocolate notes, touched with a surprising licorice note and some extra spices — lemon pepper, cloves, and a healthy slug of wood. Wild and, again, exotic stuff.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: This is a complete standout against the other kavalan I've had so far. Much more complex, far better integration of flavors. Very good.
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  • Intro:

    "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."

  • Nose:

    Vanilla, caramel, light nuanced stewed fruits, honey and strawberry

  • Taste:

    Medium, mild heat, sweet honey, caramel, jammy strawberry and raspberry, cocoa, vanilla. Complex and much more nuanced.

  • Finish:

    Long, sweet but mild heat. Jammy fruit blends well with cocoa and honey.

  • Overall:

    This is a complete standout against the other kavalan I've had so far. Much more complex, far better integration of flavors. Very good.

  • Score:

    7

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