Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask #051A

70cl / 57.8%
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One of the most sought after whiskies from Kavalan's range, matured in sherry casks and one of the most sherried whiskies we've ever had. Big, rich and dark - an impressive dram from the Taiwanese distillery.

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Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask #051A
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  • 5
    16 January 2015

    Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask - 58.6% ABV Cask S060710004 A: Extremely dark walnut with a ruby tint. It actually looks more like a glass of PX sherry. N: Take a handful prunes soaked their rich dark juice, add some soft plums, fresh figs, plump juicy raisins, maraschino cherries, and a vanilla pod. Put them all in a big saucepan, add a generous glug of sherry and start stirring it all together over a low heat. That''s the aroma that''s rising out of the warming pan. Then there''s some hot fudge, butterscotch, and a faint pear drop/acetate/cola cube element creeping in. That''s what I''m smelling here. All in all, quite a stupendous aroma and very multi-layered. There''s no alcohol burn on the nose whatsoever (at this hefty 58.6% strength) P: Very rich with lip-smacking sweetness. Again, that rich raisiny-prune taste with lots of thick, super dark sherry and spices. A dark chocolate bitterness and pleasant oaky dryness start to show their faces after a few seconds and then vanilla ice cream starts to coat the tongue with a gentle peppery tingle. Have to keep this in the mouth for a little longer... F: Long with a gentle tingling woody dryness on the tongue. Rich mouth-coating that jumps between sweetness and light bitterness. The balance is just right. This will not be to everyone''s taste as it is one heck of a bold and richly sherried whisky, but if you''re a sherry-head, then you REALLY need to try this. It''s very more-ish and one to sit down and relish - certainly not a dram to knock back quickly, nor one to drink all night long (as it''s so rich and pretty heavy), but one to savour and enjoy. It even looks amazing just sat there in the bottle. Astonishing how a whisky of this age can seem so far beyond its years. A solid 94/100 from me

  • Peter 4 December 2013

    This bottle just won MMA golden award, very cool !!

  • Anonymous 17 October 2013

    so good for something so young

  • Anonymous 26 September 2013

    Very very good whisky!!

  • Dean 15 July 2013

    Wow. so smooth and the after taste is just superb.. enjoy!!

  • Bob in San Fran 11 April 2013

    I am enjoying this one ! I think its the best of the Kavalan's that I have tried. Which are the Solist Vinho, the Solist ex bourbon, the Concermaster and the "standard" Kavalan Single Malt.