Kavalan Sherry Oak

In stock


Bottler: Indian

ABV: 57.1%

Size: 70cl

Region: Rest of the World

Taste Rating: 3

Kavalan Single Malt is from Yuan Shan Distillery in Taiwan

The Taiwanese have no time for blends, for them it’s the individuality of Single Malt Whisky they crave, particularly Scottish. Up until 2002 all alcohol production in Taiwan was run by the Government. However in 2002 Taiwan joined the World Trade Organisation, which meant that the Government had to let others make alcohol. So in 2005 the owner of one of the largest companies in Taiwan, the King Car Company, founded the first Taiwanese Distillery – Yuan Shan – the single malt whisky is called Kavalan. With the help of the late Dr Jim Swan, a veteran Scottish distiller, the distillery was completed in 9 months. They only use the very best ingredients, barley from Scandinavia and Scotland, and new oak, as well as ex-sherry casks. Due to the high temperatures and humidity in Taiwan the whisky matures very quickly so it reaches its peak at four and a half to severn years old, the evaporation is 12-16% per year. They have been experimenting with wetting the flour which reduces the loss to 10-12%. Still very hungry Angels (the evaporation is known as the Angels Share).

This bottling matured in ex-sherry cask think rich fruit cake.

1 - 5 bottles - £6.95 (UK Mainland Only)
6 or more bottles delivered FREE! (UK Mainland Only)

UK Mainland does not include:

Scottish Highlands - postcode areas

IV2, AB37-AB38, AB41-AB45, AB51-AB56, FK20-FK21, IV1, IV3-IV40, IV52-IV54, KW1-KW14, PA21-PA39, PH15-PH41

1-12 Bottles  - £25.90 - then £1 for each bottle over 13 bottles

Scottish Islands - postcode areas

HS1-HS9, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-IV56, KA27-KA28, KW15-KW17, PA20, PA40-PA49, PA60-PA78, PH42-PH44, ZE1-ZE3

1-12 bottles - £31.90 - then £1 for each bottle over 13 bottles

All these areas

  • Northern Ireland - BT
  • Isle of Man - IM
  • Isle of White - PO30-PO41
  • Isles of Silly - TR
  • Channel Islands - JE, GY

1-12 bottles - £31.90 - then £1 for each bottle over 13 bottles

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Taste Rating Guide

1 - Light, good for beginners - an aperitif on a summers day, i.e. Glengoyne, Auchentoshan

2 - Also good for beginners but with more depth and body - a little stronger than 1, ie. Glenmorangie, Speyburn

3 - A dram for everyone, a little more complex so the palate requires a little more experience, i.e. Cragganmore, Macallan

4 - A stronger spirit, a big whisky with lots of character and body, excellent after dinner, i.e. Lagavulin, Laphroaig

Kavalan Sherry Oak