Kavalan 40th Anniversary Limited Release
Kavalan take pride not just in producing whisky but also creating an experience. This single cask whisky has been created to celebrate a milestone by their owners King Car. Aged in ‘Highly Exclusive” red wine casks this limited edition signifies 40 years of the King Car Company.
Master blender Ian Chang said: “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.”
King Car Group CEO YT Lee said: “I am honoured to be part of the journey first begun by my father four decades ago. King Car has always strived hard to deliver the finest quality – a pursuit that defines our character – and this insistence on excellence will continue into the future.”
Matured in a single red wine cask and bottled at 56.3% abv with only, well we are not quite sure how many bottles will be released to the general public but it’s extremely rare. Presented in a 200ml sampler bottle with stylish designed presentation box.
Nose: Open the bottle and you get a burst of dark fruits and toffee. Burnt spun sugar, cantaloupe melon, some herbal notes of oregano and thyme. Polished mahogany leads to strawberries and poached plums with charred oak. Simply stunning.
Palate: Incredibly smooth and delicious. Icing sugar, vanilla toffee creams, melon and grapefruits. More of the barrel char balances with summer berries and creamy toffee.
Finish: Cabernet Sauvignon, silky and smooth, long and luxurious with balanced oak.
Taiwan, 56.3% ABV, 200ml