Rare Release Solist Madeira Cask
Madeira is a rich fortified wine made on the Portuguese Madeira Islands, where the wine is aged and oxidized through heat. Kavalan’s tropical new make extracts the many rich fruit notes from the wine cask to create an irresistibly sweet yet delicate whisky. Bottled at 57.1% abv, this whisky is a rare release from the distillery.
Nose: Wonderful notes of berry jam and freshly baked pancakes, there’s sultanas and raisins which combine with honey sweetness and dark caramel with a some hints of fresh mint and pickled ginger.
Palate: There’s those berry notes again, honeycomb and milk chocolate, gingerbread men (with the chocolate buttons), creamy textured with garden herbs and ground black pepper.
Finish: Long and warming, custard creams, red apple, dark fruits and balanced oak notes.
In ancient times, the land around I-Lan in Taiwan was called Kavalan, a mysterious land that was solely inhabited by the indigenous people of the Kavalan clan. The name was officially recognized by the Emperor of the Chin dynasty in the year of 1809 when the original city was also built under the same name.
Kavalan had always been kept primitive and protected from the outside world by the Syue-shan mountain range which is abundant in high quality natural water that comes from deep within the mountain range. The mists of Kavalan and the spirits of the past have been created for you in this exquisite whisky.
The process water is drawn from the springs in the Snow Mountain and Central Mountains imparting a smooth and creamy mouth feel to the whisky.
700ml | 57.1%abv | Taiwan