Kavalan Classic Single Malt 700ml 40%
NZD $134.99 inc. GST
King Car distillery is located in Yilan County, Taiwan, and the single malt whisky produced there is named after the indigenous people who originally inhabited this northeastern corner of the island: the Kavalan.
Although the distillery was only brought on stream in 2005, the warm sub-tropical climate means that the whisky effectively matures more quickly and an impressive range of whiskies are available (now finally in the UK too!). This Kavalan Single Malt Whisky, for example was awarded a Gold Medal at the 2011 International Wine & Spirits Competition.
Nose: Fragrant and tropical fruits with floral notes, vanilla and mango.
Palate: There’s mango throughout, spicy barley, gentle oak and creamy richness.
Finish: A touch of allspice, vanilla and fragrant pear skin.
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