Navigation
Account
Cart 0 items for £0.00

No products in the basket.

Kavalan Single Malt Whisky

‹Return to Previous Page
Description

Description

Kavalan Single Malt Whisky

Kavalan Single Malt Whisky has a nose that is fragrant with floral notes, tropical fruits, vanilla and mango. There ia more manago on the palate, malty notes some spiceyness and creamy vanilla.

Kavalan chose Yilan as the site for its distillery due to its abundant supply of pure spring water which flows through the Snow Mountain. Water is essential to whisky production and the character of this water ensures Kavalan’s Single Malt Whisky is fresh and clean with a silky smoothness.

The King Car Group, founded by Mr. TT Lee in 1956, has decades of experience in food and beverage production, but producing whisky has always been the his dream. In 2002, Taiwan joined the World Trade Organization, which allowed the establishment of a privately owned distillery in Taiwan for the first time in modern history.

Construction on the distillery began in early 2005 and was completed in only nine months. The vision for the whisky was overseen by Master Blender Ian Chang in collaboration with world-renowned whisky consultant Dr. Jim Swan. The distillery is comprised of Scottish style copper pot stills from Scotland made by the Forsyths Company, as well as Holstein stills. Fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks to protect it from the sub-tropical climate of Taiwan.

Kavalan began distilling trial runs in early 2006, with the first drop of new make spirit emerging from the stills on March 11, 2006, one year after construction on the distillery had begun. To combat the high heat and humidity of Taiwan, the spirit vapors are cooled using both tube condensers and sub-coolers. The five-story warehouse houses 30,000 casks tied together because of the high risk of earthquakes in the region. The top floors of this warehouse can reach up to 108 degrees Fahrenheit, causing an angel’s share of no less than 15% annually.

Kavalan, which means “flatland people,” is named after the Taiwanese aboriginal ethnic group that originally inhabited modern-day Yilan County, where the distillery is located. Yilan was chosen for its proximity to the cold spring water of Snow Mountain and the salty Pacific Ocean air.

Taiwan’s sub-tropical climate also provides Kavalan with another advantage: their whiskies age and mature at a faster rate than those produced in different regions across the globe.

Since its release in 2008, Kavalan has received dozens of international whisky awards and titles, beating out traditional Scottish, American and Japanese brands, and causing a seismic shift in the world of whisky and conversation about aging.

kavalanwhisky.com

Kavalan Single Malt Whisky – Hay Wines

Reviews (0)

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Kavalan Single Malt Whisky”

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Returns & Delivery
Returns and Exchanges

All goods should be examined upon receipt, and any claim for loss or breakage notified by email or telephone to Hay Wines immediately. In the case of goods delivered by couriers, unless any claim is made within 24 hours, no compensation, refund or other credit will be available. In the case of damaged goods, Hay Wines reserves the right to collect these.

Ship your items back to us

If you wish to return your order due to an error on our behalf, we are happy to collect or get our courier to collect from the delivery address stated on the invoice, providing the parcel is securely packed in the same way as it was sent out. If you wish to return the parcel yourself please feel free to do so. Once the parcel has returned to us we will refund you the full amount. Please note that refunds may take up to 7 working days to appear in your account.

For more information, view our full Terms and Conditions information.

Related Products

Cragganmore 12 YO 40%

A long finish packed with hints of smokiness brings this delightful, refined experience. “The most complex aroma of any malt…astonishingly fresh and delicate”. Michael Jackson, the late whisky writer, not the late pop star.
£46.99 Add to basket

Glenmorangie Original 10 YO 40%

Flaky oakiness with a complex toastiness to the barley suggesting the lightest hint of smoke. Amazingly long, drying from the initial sweetness but with flaked almonds amid the oakier notes. A great single malt: beautifully uncompromising from the first sniff to the last gulp.
£38.99 Add to basket

Balvenie Doublewood 12 YO 40%

Aged first in whisky casks for mellowing, then in old Sherry casks to increase the complexity and fruitiness and honeyed depths. Very smooth, easy drinking and moreish.
£57.99 Add to basket

Glenfarclas 25 YO

Gorgeously aged Speyside in Oloroso sherry casks, this whisky is smooth and silky on the palate with luscious flavours of fruit cake, dried fruit, chocolate and coffee. Complex with a lingering finish.
£141.99 Add to basket

Ardbeg 10 YO 46%

Jim Murray's 2008 World Whisky of the Year! When Ardbeg 10 was released it was the first expression from the distillery not to be chill-filtered. It's a true classic from Islay, heavily peated, rich and smokey and a must have for any fan of single malt whisky.
£51.99 Add to basket

Benriach Curiositas 10 Year Old 40%

Unusually for a speyside this is quite heavily peated in a style more common over 100 years ago. An explosion of aromatic peat reek, with fragrant hints of honey, fruit and mellow oak. On the palate an avalanche of peat, followed by an extravagant and complex mix of fruit, heather, nuts, oak wood and spices.
£40.99 Add to basket

Ardbeg Uigeadail 54.2%

Uigeadail derives from the Scotch Gaelic for 'Dark and Mysterious Place' and is named for the Loch from whence Ardbeg draws its waters. Jim Murray's 2009 World Whisky of the Year, this cask-strength bottle exudes breathtaking balance.
£71.99 Add to basket

Deanston 12 YO 46.3%

Deanston is a pale, distinctive malt, distilled from unpeated malted barley. It is exceptionally easy-to-drink and is regarded as a perfect expression of a Perthshire Highland Malt.
£43.99 Add to basket

Dalmore 18 YO 43%

Dalmore's stunning 18 year old Highland malt is as rich, fruity and spicy as you could ever want from a Dalmore. Kudos to Dalmore for creating another veritable chocolate orange of a whisky - a surefire hit, and great for the colder months. It is aged for 14 years in American oak, followed by three years in Matusalem sherry butts, before a final year in sherry butts. One for the sherry monsters amoungst you.
£146.99 Add to basket

Glenfarclas 105

Glenfarcas 105 is a superb cask strength whisky, really bold and punchy.In 2004 The Malt Maniacs rated this the best "bang for your buck" whisky
£54.49 Add to basket
Back to top