KAVALAN Oloroso Sherry Cask

Taiwanese Single Malt – 59.4%, 70cl
Single Cask #S081217040 – Oloroso Sherry Cask
Limited Edition of 420 bottles
LMDW Exclusive

Voted for by acclaimed whisky writer Charles Maclean, a sherry cask Kavalan Solist was the most popular cask in a 2011 blind tasting. This victory marked the start of international recognition crowned with a long series of gold medals in international competitions, including the IWSC. The worthy heir of its predecessors, this bottling invites us to discover a particularly extroverted and generous Kavalan. A stunning succession of olfactory and gustatory compositions, each more inspired than the next, it stops at nothing in its goal to bring the taster as much joy as possible.

Colour: mahogany with bronze hues.


rich, heady. Spice bread, a very pleasant note of balsamic vinegar, blood orange, blackberry coulis, cinnamon and a saltiness that coats the taste buds are all found on the first nose of this superb Kavalan. Allowed to breathe, pipe tobacco, fig, toffee, leather, beeswax, lime blossom honey, cinnamon, nutmeg and candied apricot bring even more nobility to the aromatic palette.

taut, lively. Very well-cooked Mirabelle plum, zan liquorice sweets, vanilla pod and toasted walnut feed a very dense and rich attack. The more herbaceous mid-palate is characterized by rosemary, sage and chervil. Wonderfully compelling, it reveals whole slices of spice bread. With a very pleasant vegetal bitterness (absinthe, bay leaf), it shows incredible freshness. Gradually, black fruits (bramble, blueberry) take over the end of the palate.

long, serene. Evoking a smoking Havana cigar, the start of the finish is exotic (flambéed banana, roasted pineapple). Beautifully oxidative, it then develops notes of coffee and herbal tea. With time, a handful of florals (lily, iris, geranium) add a heady touch to the very end of the palate. The retro-nasal olfaction is then exotic (mango, guava) and the empty glass characterized by gentian, precious wood, walnut husk and forest floor (lichen, moss).

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