Kavalan 2007 Peaty Cask #029
70cl / 52.4%
- Taiwanese Single Malt Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
- Black Pepper
Kavalan 2007 Peaty Cask #029 Reviews
Tasting Notes by Billy Abbott
Nose: Rich toffee with a softly smoke vanilla pod undertone. Roasted pineapple, peaches and freshly ground black pepper lie atop buttered brioche.
Palate: An oily mouthed with ashy smoke up front. Dry toasted spices – cinnamon sticks, black peppercorns and whole nutmeg – fade to reveal intense apple sauce tartness, bitter barrel char and rich dried orange peel. The dryness calms, and sweet orange and lemon appear, drizzled with salted caramel sauce.
Finish: Lemon zest and sorbet with woody spices to start. Softer notes of vanilla cream build, run through with lemon zest. Polished oak and citrus oil linger.
Comment: A very different style of peat, layering wood ash and dry smoke over Kavalan’s classic fruity character.