International Whisky - Single Malt

Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask Strength Whisky

From: Taiwan Liquor Review Category: Single Malt International Whisky

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  • Proof66 Rating : 769 / 774 3 Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask Strength Whisky
    Rabble Rating : 3.8 / 5.0
    Percentile : 99th Percentile
    Producer and Owner: King Car Distillery
    ABV: 58.6% Proof: 117.2
    Price (USD) : $185
    Age: N/A

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Proof66 Notes

Kavalan Solist whiskies are each expressions from a particular type of aging tradition for world whiskies. The Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask is whisky finished in Spanish Oloroso sherry casks--somewhat of a tradition in finishing scotch whiskies in Scotland--giving the spirit a "Latin heat, heroic and fun." It is named for the "earliest clan that inhabited the Lan-Yan Plain." The taste is described as having a "hint of sweet mango juice."

Kavalan Distillery was founded in 2005 by Tien-Tsai Lee on a self-proclaimed rash idea of taking Scottish methods of making whisky and importing that expertise to Taiwan for a wholly-owned Taiwanese distillery.

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Rabble Reviews

This bottle has 3 ratings and 3 reviews.
Crownjewel Crownjewel (10)
Rating: 1.5 (2017-03-14)
I know, everyone loves Kavalan. And the Solist is the most sought after bottling. But no, this is not a good whisky. It is overpowered by sulphur. It lacks balance due to too its young age and forced wood aroma. You can get so much better whisky from Scotland or Japan if you want to try the new World.
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WhiskyChick WhiskyChick (28)
Rating: 5.0 (2016-05-03)
Not as complex as the Solist Fino but fantastic nonetheless. Very smooth and balanced. Love me a dram of this before I move onto the Fino...
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NeatPour NeatPour (351)
Rating: 5.0 (2014-04-14)
4.6/5, the best sherry whisky I've had. I love how balanced and complex this whisky is. But let me begin with the color... Omg, this is the darkest scotch I've ever had. Color added? Nose wise, it's really strong on molasses and warm strawberries. The palate reveals a barrage of red fruit and berry syrup (but not too sweet). All the soloist line has been phenomenally well made and this for me is my favorite. Excellent
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Review Comments
Muncher (2015-02-28):
Just curious, but where's your .4 points of criticism? Read a few of your reviews and your decimal system (down to the 100th!) often doesn't match your words.


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