The Kavalan Concertmaster Port Cask Whisky has a luscious, rich cascading flavor which is suitable for a relaxing occasion. The Kavalan whisky is distilled at the King Car Kavalan Distillery in Yilan, Taiwan. The whiskey is named after the indigenous people, the Kavalans, who once lived in the region. The King Car Kavalan Distillery wanted to ensure they inspired the Taiwanese people and the culture in the area but also show the different paths their whiskies can progress.
Taiwan has a unique climate and environment and they both play a role in the quick maturity of the Concertmaster whisky as well as its other whisky expressions. To honor the Scottish whisky making process, the King Car Group imported 2 copper stills from Scotland to aid in their whisky distilling process. A master distiller also went along to ensure Kavalan Distillery ran smoothly and to oversee the process.
You will be surprised to know that the Kavalan Concertmaster is finished in the three port cask i.e. Tawny, Ruby, and Vintage Port which creates the “concert” in the Concertmaster label. The whisky was distilled in 2008 and finished around 2013, so it is about 5 years of age. The different port cask aids in adding smoothness to the whisky. This would be an excellent whiskey to help a beginner whiskey drinker hone their taste buds when distinguishing the different complex flavors.
The tasting notes for the Kavalan Concertmaster Port Cask Whisky are as follows:
Color: Darken, rich amber
Nose-aroma: Luscious honey-toffee, spicy, mango with slight coconut
Taste-palate: Spicy and complex tropical flavors, coconut and mango, fiery citrus bite on the tongue which lingers for a while and then disappears.
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