Sunday, August 11, 2013
On a recent trip to Hong Kong and Taiwan, my friend Ben kindly brought me back a bottle of Kavalan Taiwanese single malt. Since he was in transit he didn't have time to shop around and bought the first Kavalan he found. It was a boxed set with a 1 liter bottle of their regular single malt bottled at 40%, a 48ml miniature of their cask strength "Soloist" and two whisky tumblers. I'm always looking to try different whiskies and other spirits to get as much experience as possible. The large bottle states added caramel and it is most likely chilled filtered. The miniature doesn't state caramel. This set looks to be made for the gifts market. Personally I don't like to use tumblers and two nosing glasses would have been better. The glasses look well made though and drinking it with ice would be the default of most drinkers. I look forward to trying this whisky. A big thanks once again Ben.