These single-cask, cask-strength whiskies — Puncheon, Virgin Oak, French Wine Cask, and Peated Malt — are inspired by the four elements, Ocean, Air, Sunlight, and Mother Earth, each of which plays an essential role in the creation of Kavalan whisky
Kavalan, the superstar whisky juggernaut from Taiwan, has released four one litre limited-edition single malt whiskies named the Kavalan Artist Series, in collaboration with native artist Paul Chiang. We are offering these bottles as a set of four.
PUNCHEON 55.6% ABV Single Malt Whisky 1000ml Painting – Pisilian (Morning Stars over the Coast) The indigenous name, Pisilian, refers to a stretch of Taiwan’s eastern coastline, connecting Kavalan’s home in Yilan County with Taitung County where Paul Chiang is based. Kavalan’s story, or dream, starts in the Ocean under a starry sky. From here, moisture rises and eventually condenses above Snow Mountain, creating Kavalan’s legendary water source.
Matured in Puncheon casks, and as rare as deep ocean treasure, this whisky is effortlessly smooth in texture with an ocean of complexity, and waves of tantalising flavour.
Nose: Roasted biscotti bathed in crème de pêches, smooth vanilla, sweet white peach, and maple syrup.
Palate: Waves of sweet toffee, white-fleshed nectarine, and tropical fruits and hints of rich nuttiness.
VIRGIN OAK 52.4% ABV Single Malt Whisky 1000ml Painting – On Wings of Song Named after a Felix Mendelssohn piano piece, Paul Chiang’s circular brushstrokes imagine effervescent air particles and the beating of wings, creating the sensation of air in motion. The Kavalan dream takes flight in Air, and this painting can be seen as an artistic rendition of whisky’s maturation process.
Maturation in Virgin oak barrels form the body of this Kavalan symphony in which sweet notes of tropical fruits and honey are generously infused.
Nose: Smoked plum, purple grape, buttery vanilla, rich beeswax, wafts of crisp floral notes, apricot, and peach.
Palate: Bursts of spicy oak, sweet honey, autumn pear and chestnuts, ripened guava, and cinnamon spice.
FRENCH WINE CASK 61.8% ABV Single Malt Whisky 1000ml Painting – Meditation on Eternity The golden Sunlight in this piece represent sparks of hope, lighting the path toward the Kavalan dream. The fiery red denotes both the intensity of purpose and the heat of the sun, the same life-giving warmth that uniquely enhances Kavalan's ageing.
This whisky was matured in red wine barrels from the finest wineries in Bordeaux, France, this opulent whisky has a rich aroma with full-bodied texture. Soft tannins and a warming mouthfeel help bring out the rich complexity of flavours.
Nose: Vibrant berry and blackcurrant, sweet pepper, apple, caramel, and ripened fruit.
Palate: Tropical fruit, wild berries, dried fruits, soft tannins, and subtle spice.
PEATED MALT 54.8% ABV Single Malt Whisky 1000ml Painting – Jinzun / Summer The final piece in the set is both homecoming and rebirth. The green, yellow, and blue represent Taiwan's East Coast's lushness and the vibrant flavours and scents of Kavalan whisky. Mother Earth bears the fruits of labour for both Kavalan and Mr Chiang as well as the seeds for new growth. The Kavalan dream becomes a reality.
Produced using malt smoked with deep-mined peat, Kavalan's signature tropical fruits are infused with the peated smokiness in this one-of-a-kind drop. An earthy depth and complexity is exquisitely layered with fruit and accentuated by Kavalan's unique Shave, Toast, and Re-char (STR) technique on the barrels, for a unique maturation.
Nose: Layers of honeycomb, smooth toffee, and sweet coconut
Palate: Buttered toffee and peaty and earthy notes on a bed of red pepper, generous spice, and rich longan.
Super Limited and Rare
4 x 1000ml | ABV: Cask Strength | Taiwan