Kavalan Single Malt Whisky has announced the return of its Single Cask Strength Series to the U.S., the first re-release of the series since 2018. Produced in the Yilan County of Taiwan, the Kavalan Single Cask Strength Series includes: the Kavalan ex-Bourbon Cask Strength Whisky, the Kavalan Oloroso Sherry Cask Strength Whisky, the Kavalan Vinho Barrique Cask Strength Whisky, and the Kavalan Port Cask Strength Whisky.
“We are excited to bring back our Single Cask Strength program to the U.S. market, showcasing our continued passion for cask innovation and our pursuit of complex flavor.” said Senior Blender at Kavalan, Zerose Yang in a prepared statement. “These four unique offerings will highlight the subtropical flavors of Taiwan that Kavalan has pioneered in the World Whisky category since 2005, offering us the opportunity to regain the hearts of trade and whisky lovers alike, who have been searching for Kavalan’s beautiful Single Cask Offerings over the past few years.”
Kavalan Single Malt Whisky has announced the return of its Single Cask Strength Series to the U.S., the first re-release of the series since 2018. (image via Kavalan)
Official highlights and tasting notes for the Kavalan Single Cask Strength series include:
Ex-Bourbon Cask Strength (SRP $199.99) – A multi-dimensional single malt whisky, matured in hand selected fresh American ex-Bourbon casks.
Nose: Clean and fresh tropical fruitiness with pleasant vanilla, coconut, and spices
Palate: Well-balanced natural sweetness, vanilla, and oak spices, round and complex with silky smoothness
Oloroso Sherry Cask Strength (SRP: $249.99) – Matured in top quality special edition Oloroso sherry casks, bottled at the distillery without any coloring or chill-filtration.
Nose: Clean and complex with multiple layers of dried fruit, nuttiness, and spices with some marzipan and vanilla touches to it as well
Palate: Rich, oily, and full of pleasant, dried fruit and spices that linger on in the mouth with a hint of fine coffee
Vinho Barrique Cask Strength (SRP: $249.99) – Fully matured in used American oak wine barrels that have been toasted and re-charred to bring out fruity vanilla notes.
Flavor: A rich fusion of vanilla and caramelized sugars with dark chocolate on top. Ripe melon and mango together with kiwi and a delicate burst of citrus fruit. Pepper is also present in the background waiting to be noticed.
Palate: The taste ends with clean and complex flavors embodying all that is best in the finest malt whiskies and enjoying a long aftertaste
Port Cask Strength (SRP: $249.99) – Fully matured in Portuguese Port barriques in Taiwan’s subtropical climate to create multiple rich flavors.
Nose: The rich fruit and nutty flavors combined and enhanced by orange and citrus notes that can be enjoyed together with gentle and elegant wood spices of our American oakiness.
Palate: Satisfying fruitiness blended with quality chocolate aromas that melt delicately on your palate. A wonderful and long-lasting aftertaste
The Kavalan Vinho Barrique Single Cask Strength will be available on e-commerce at www.ReserveBar.com and the entire range is available this month in the U.S. at select retailers in CA, MA, NV, NJ, FL, AZ, IL, WA, GA, HI.
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