KAVALAN Rum Cask French Connections 55,6%
Single Malt Whisky, Taiwan / Yilan County, 70cl, Ref: 57788
Kavalan’s small stills (12,000 litres for the wash stills and 7,000 litres for the spirit stills) produce a rich, unctuous and complex new make spirit. In our 2018 and 2019 Creation Catalogues, we invited you to discover two Kavalans in which malted barley and rum battled to reach the summit. This year, we invite you on a completely new adventure of flavours and aromas. This absolutely incredible version clearly brings to mind a major single malt from the north of Scotland, and, more specifically, Clynelish in its most accomplished expressions. Very pure, it flouts all constraints and influences in order to forge a unique, extremely complex, nuanced, lively and fresh personality.
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- Appearance : deep burnished gold.
- Nose : fresh, well-balanced. On the first nose, aromas of ripe banana, sweet almond, ginger and toffee create a particularly complex and profound opening. Allowed to breathe, it reveals candied citrus fruit (lemon, grapefruit), fresh walnut, aromatic plants (sage, verbena) and delicious vanilla. Like a beautiful coastal single malt from the northern Highlands of Scotland, it becomes salty and honeyed (acacia).
- Palate : lively, dynamic. Continuing on precisely from the nose, the attack is salty, herbaceous (cut hay), fruity (pear, apple) and milky (coconut, almond). On the mid-palate, strong spices (black pepper, curry, nutmeg) offer a lively and determined relay. Characterized by walnut husk, cinnamon and exotic fruits (banana, pineapple), the end of the palate is also roasted (black tea, coffee), slightly buttery and rich (financier cake).
- Overall : long, delicate. With impressive balance, the start of the finish reveals flavours of salted butter caramel, coconut milk and beeswax. The delicately mentholated flavour palette gradually moves into aniseed and spice (star anise, clove). Leaving a signature full of upstrokes and downstrokes, on the retro-nasal olfaction, malted barley decides to take centre-stage. The empty glass is at once medicinal, herbaceous (fennel, alfalfa) and vanilla.
- The brand
The Kavalan distillery is named after an ancient tribe that used to the live in the region, in the north-west part of the island of Taiwan. Founded by the King Car Group, Kavalan did not hesitate to call on the services of the best experts in the industry, declaring their intention from the outset to make a whisky of exceptional quality. It was thus with the help of Jim Swann that the distillery produced the first drops of its new-make on 11 March 2006 and brought its first whisky to the market in December 2008. By selecting the best barrels, Kavalan managed to produce a range of single casks (sherry, bourbon and port) in 2009, only three years after it began production, and has already won numerous medals at a variety of international competitions.
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