Kavalan Solist, Sherry cask

Kavalan Solist, Sherry cask
Whisky Kavalan Solist, Sherry cask
Country Taiwan
Type Single Malt
Cask Sherry (Oloroso)
Abv 57.1%
Rating 88/100
Reviews of Kavalan Solist, Sherry cask
says on May 19, 2020
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 78/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Smell: Sweet sherry
Taste: verry Sweet
Finish: crème brule

says on August 9, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 94/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

The Taiwanese Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask is next on my table. The one I tasted came at cask strength of an overwhelming 57,1%.
This one is uncoloured and unfiltered, has dark copper appearance and was bottled march 2017.

I expected power with this one, but still, after careful nosing my nose got totally numb.
I had to take a brake to reset my receptors.
Diluting was absolutely necessary!!

After that, still only very powerfull sweet sherry was detectable at first. It took quite a while before it became really interesting. Sometimes patience really is rewarding.
Ripe bananas and almonds, cigarbox and smoked sausage and in the end a powerful coffee and cherrie-lolliepop. Incredible stuff.

Tasting without diluting is tongue paralysing.
After diluting also here very strong sweet sherry upfront. Never experienced that much sherry power in a dram.
It couldn't hide a nice chocolate raisin note though.

The very long sweet spicy and powerful finish again showed strong sherry as main component. The coffee came back at this point with a surprising caramel at it's side.
Wow what a dram this is. What can I say?
Take your time and dilute this one is my advise, this queen of sherry will slowly show it's glorious beauty.
I often wished a dram to have a slight higher ABV, but surely this one would have been better of with a slight lower alcohol level.
Still top of the game though.
Lovers of power and sherry, forget Speyside, Taiwan rules!

94 points.
But that would have been higher with a bit less horsepower.

says on March 27, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 96/100
Color: Brown sherry

General description

Taiwan -Sherry -Bombe! Sensationell! Dörrfrüchte,Plaumen, Alk. sehr gut eingebunden

says on December 1, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

que dire si ce n'est magnifique.

says on July 1, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Old oak

General description

Beautiful sherry inspired nose, soft and rounded, with a long finish.

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