Kavalan Solist Fino Sherry Cask S100914017A
Part of the Solist range from King Car distillery, this single malt whisky from Taiwan has been fully matured in a Fino sherry cask. Beautifully presented and bottled at 57%.
The nose on this Kavalan is rich yet dry, lots of sherry notes as you'd expect with sweet toffee & vanilla fudge. Figs, sultana, toasted almonds, slight 'whiff' of smoke. Ripe apples with tropical fruit coming to afore. Lingering chocolate in the background, but very light. The palate is big & rich! Spice bomb - toffee and fudge returns. Slight note of burnt sugar, not offensive at all - adds a lovely dimension. Banana fritter, green apple, herbaceous and dry. Big and long finish, 60 seconds + and I can still taste the rich spice, sweet toffee, bitterness and a hint of dark chocolate.
This Fino cask matured Kavalan is a very complex dram, yet so simply done. Perfectly formed you might say. If you like a sherry bomb, it's a must.