A Can’t-Miss Collector’s Dream from Kavalan
Kavalan “Solist” Amontillado Sherry Cask Power 57.8% ABV Single Barrel Taiwanese Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
(Beforehand $600) ($249.99)
“Like all of the Solist whiskeys, that is clearly distinctive and a lot enjoyable to drink.”
— David Othenin-Girard, Ok&L Spirits Purchaser
On the cornerstone of this coveted whiskey line, the sherry-aged casks current the quintessential Kavalan poise and beauty that has gained this iconic distillery its numerous accolades and awards through the years, together with the 2021 Distillery of the 12 months on the San Francisco World Spirits Competitors, in addition to a near-maniacal following among the many most dedicated collectors. The third entry in a trifecta of actually spectacular Solist casks, this amontillado barrel is a worthy follow-up to its manzanilla predecessor that we supplied a couple of weeks in the past and a definite specimen from its sister amontillado cask. Whereas the 56.3% ABV amontillado cask is rather more on the mushy, opulent, fruit-driven facet, this 57.8% ABV cask takes on all the acquainted Kavalan structural backbone, with a savory profile that simply screams of its sherry-aged character. For many who picked up both or each of the earlier two casks, you might be in a for the deal with of a lifetime do you have to get your palms on this one and do a side-by-side comparability. There are few whiskeys on the earth that examine to those, and proudly owning all three casks, particularly at our jaw-dropping pricing, is a chance that no critical spirits collector ought to move up.
David Othenin-Girard | Ok&L Spirits Purchaser | Evaluate Date: August 17, 2022
Good Lord, these Kavalan casks are actually over-delivering. It’s a disgrace we are able to’t have these merchandise on a regular basis, however right here we go. Drink now or endlessly maintain your peace. The Amontillado is such an unbelievable type of wine and so uncommon to see within the malt ageing course of that tasting these barrels is an absolute deal with. Should you want a refresher, the Amontillado is a wine made within the oloroso type after being aged like a fino. In different phrases, we’re speaking over 15 years to make a correct one and sure for much longer for the standard barrels they’ve right here on the King Automobile Distillery. The colour is a vibrant, burnished amber. The aromas are pure butterscotch, rancio, roasted almonds, strawberry jam, fenugreek, maple syrup, and cacao nibs. On the palate, it’s surprisingly lifted, shedding the daring, nutty character in favor of stewed apricots, recent cinnamon, quince, marmalade, toasted vanilla, and new leather-based. With water it brightens additional however doesn’t lose the savory spine and provides some honeysuckle and extra stone fruit. Like all of the Solist whiskeys, that is clearly distinctive and a lot enjoyable to drink.
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