Kavalan King Car 40th Anniversary Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 200ml


Kavalan King Car 40th Anniversary Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 200ml

This landmark single cask whisky has been created to celebrate a milestone by the owners of Kavalan Distillery.
Aged in a 'secret' red wine cask sourced from a winery of 'world-class standing', it signifies 40 years of the King Car Company. This 200ml edition is the scaled down version of the spectacular 1500ml decanter.

As to the whisky itself, Master blender Ian Chang comments, “It’s been aged in a very rare red wine cask whose majesty transfers to a richly intense whisky, delivering very distinct berry flavours and luxuriant toffee.” (The cask is believed to have held Cabernet Sauvignon, so one could speculate the provenance might be a First Growth Bordeaux).

An obvious acquisition for collectors to consider, at the time of writing we have a very small second allocation on offer.

"so rich is the grape that you will be taken aback - however experienced you are with big fruity whiskies... Brilliant, just brilliant. One of the finest deliveries of the year... I think the cask was still dripping with wine when this was filled because the voluptuousness of the grape out-voluptuates anything I have encountered so far this year." 96 points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2021

Colour: Royal auburn. Nose: Powerful and dense with rich notes of red wine exuding dark-skinned Cabernet Sauvignon fruit, with strawberry, bilberry, spice and flourishes of fresh charred oak.

Palate: Thick, mouth-drawing layers of toffee-rich berry fruits, enlivened with flares of spice, notably pepper, clove and tobacco, all brought together with a magnificent wine character.

Finish: Long and sensuous, yielding a gentle mix of signature fruits and soft spices. 

Alc: 56.3% 

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