Fino, Spanish for ‘Fine’, is the driest and most pale of all varieties of traditional sherry wine. It is best drunk comparatively young. Traditional Fino wine is usually non-sweet and is best consumed shortly after the bottle is opened in order to avoid losing its flavour. Kavalan’s Fino, however, provides mild sweetness that excites the palate, matured in top Fino Sherry butts that were used for the wine making.
Named the Best New World Single Malt Whisky in 2012 by the World Whiskies Awards and Jim Murray's Whisky Bible.
Platinum Medal winner (Rating 100 points Superlative) at the IRSC 2013.
Official Tasting Notes
Colour: Dark gold amber
Nose: The rich aroma of sherry, with its creamy toffee and rich fudge qualities, and the slightest hint of chocolate blends with the fruity character of the spirit. The fruitiness is a complex, multi-layered blend of mango and over-ripe citrus fruit flavours that ends with a touch of green apples.
Palate: Natural sweetness on the tongue is accentuated with a gentle fudge flavour. The complex fruity flavours are layered with dry smoked wood aromas. This special anniversary edition of Solist cask strength whisky has a long finish and natural sweetness giving way to a pleasant mouth-drying sensation that leaves the connoisseur ready for the next sip!
700ml | 56.3% | Taiwan