I tried this Kavalan Port Cask at a friend’s place recently which I was both excited and reluctant to do after my experience with the Kavalan Concertmaster a few years ago. It was my least favorite of the night and came across far too sweet for me to really enjoy it. The people in our… Continue!
Kavalan Single Malt is the base offering from the scorchingly hot Kavalan distillery. A distillery that seems to be getting talked about on a near weekly basis over the last year and a half – and for good reason; they’re awesome. They put out great whisky and they deserve the recognition they’re getting. They take… Continue!
Orphan Barrel Whoop and Holler is the latest addition to the Orphan Barrel line and is billed as a 28-year-old American Whiskey, but unlike with some of the releases the company actually does disclose where this one came from – which is awesome. The Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company doesn’t actually distill anything they put… Continue!
Another interesting entry from the Kavalan line, but without a doubt my least favorite of their offerings. The Fino Sherry was much better by all accounts even though it was a big ole sherry bomb. This whisky just didn’t strike a chord with me at all. The actual whisky flavor was a bit too elusive… Continue!
The Kavalan Concertmaster Port Cask Finish uses Portuguese ruby, tawny and vintage Port wine casks to finish the whisky after it’s signature single malt has undergone it’s first stint of aging in American oak casks and is a very interesting whisky to taste. On one hand it has a variety of flavors and scents, and… Continue!
Number four in the Kavlan tasting and the biggest problem for me with this one is the price. Online it’s fetching $300+ and for that price there are a slew of other whiskies I would rather have. That’s not to say that this isn’t a decent whisky, it certainly has unique facets that make it delicious… Continue!
The Kavalan Single Malt was my third favorite from the Kavalan tasting event earlier this month and it was a very unique and oddly delicious dram. I say oddly delicious because typically whisky with added caramel isn’t the most pleasant to drink and the chemical taste of the additive sticks out like a sore thumb… Continue!
The Kavalan Single Malt Solist ex-Bourbon Cask was my second favorite from the Kavalan tasting and compared to the Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique it has a bit more of a traditional whisky profile to it. However, like the Vinho it’s still not what you would expect and is incredibly delicious. The closest thing I can… Continue!
Last Saturday I was lucky enough to get to go do a vertical tasting of Kavalan at the SoCal Whiskey Club and of the 6 whiskies I tasted this one was my favorite. It was unique without destroying the entire essence of a good whisky. One thing to note is that these whiskies are not… Continue!
Last Saturday night, at the SoCal Whiskey Club’s monthly meeting, I had the opportunity to do a vertical tasting of Kavalan. If you’re not familiar with Kavalan they are a Taiwanese distillery, owned by the King Car group, that has been making some international waves. They have, largely, been unavailable in the USA unless you know someone… Continue!