Kavalan Unveils 10th Anniversary ‘First Growth Bordeaux’ Cask-Aged Whiskies

To mark a decade to the precise day for the reason that launch of its inaugural whisky, Distillery has at the moment launched in Taiwan two restricted particular editions, “Kavalan Margaux” and “Kavalan Pauillac”

Every version is bottled at 57.8% ABV at 1000ml encased in a deluxe present field set with two Glencairn glasses and restricted to solely 3,000 bottlings every. Celebrating its quest for excellence, Kavalan has positioned First Progress Bordeaux wine casks from the Margaux and Pauillac areas on the coronary heart of its 10th-anniversary commemoration because it seems to be ahead to a different decade.

Kavalan CEO Mr YT Lee mentioned the event was about trying again on the achievements of the previous decade and striving more durable for perfection within the subsequent.

“At Kavalan we’ve all the time sought excellence as a basis for our whisky as we glance into the long run and work towards our purpose of turning into, what in Taiwan we name a “century-old distillery,” which is a model able to thriving even after tons of of years,”

Kavalan Bordeaux

Grasp Blender Mr Ian Chang mentioned he and Mr Lee had travelled to the historic wine estates of France and handpicked the best Bordeaux wine casks to age Kavalan’s younger, award-winning whisky inside the subtropical local weather of Yilan, Taiwan.

“We have been intrigued by the distinctive flavours that is likely to be doable from this distinctive marriage between Kavalan, the place we pursue perfection every day, and these prestigious Chateâux identified for his or her centuries of excellence,”

Grasp Blender Mr Ian Chang mentioned the First Progress Bordeaux venture had been an experiment in “how the spirit of those extremely uncommon wines, by means of their splendid casks, may rework into a really particular Kavalan whisky” and that innovation would proceed to outline Kavalan’s subsequent decade.

Kavalan’s inaugural whisky, Kavalan Traditional Single Malt Whisky, was launched a decade in the past on Dec 4, 2008, and went on to change into the whisky maker’s hottest expression.
Every 1000ml Restricted Version present field set is priced at an RRP of NT$8,800 (US$285). International releases are within the planning for subsequent 12 months.

Kavalan Bordeaux

Kavalan Bordeaux Margaux Wine Cask Matured Single Cask Single Malt Whisky Official Tasting Notes

Color: Deep Amber.

Nostril: Lovely fragrant caramel sauce infused with warming spices greets the nostril. Thick, decadent dessert wine and simmering darkish brown sugar emerge, adopted by contemporary fleshy fruit and mild Cedarwood within the distance.

Palate: A warming candy arrival results in a melting of wealthy, buttery toffee that’s studded with plump raisins. A fantastically gentle bitter plum wine now seems with a faint, however assertive nuttiness.

End: Lengthy and extremely rewarding. The sweetness mingles with the mild tart notes to reward the drinker with a pleasant dance of flavours on the tongue.

Kavalan Bordeaux Pauillac Wine Cask Matured Single Cask Single Malt Whisky Official Tasting Notes

Color: Wealthy Mahogany

Nostril: A good looking nostril of sentimental fruits, from ripe blackcurrants to strawberries in syrup with a contact of apple. The wine affect is unmistakable. Smoked meat, cumin, floor coriander seeds, and finely grated pepper steadiness out the flavours.

Palate: Comfortable fruits drizzled with toffee, earlier than an explosion of fruity flavours and accompanying spices. It’s extremely pleasing at cask power and develops a scrumptious vanilla creaminess as it’s held within the mouth. It handles dilution extraordinarily properly at a wide range of strengths.

End: Entrance of the mouth spiciness, cooked fruits, and throat-coating heat.


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