Named after the earliest tribe that inhabited Yilan, Taiwan, Kavalan represents sincerity, honesty and the spirit of step-by-step cultivation - principles that are evident the all of the world's top whiskies. Eloquently named Concertmaster, this is a performance worthy of a standing ovation. First matured in specially selected American oak casks and then finished in Portuguese ruby, tawny and vintage port wine casks, this unique barrel aging compliments Kavalan's distinctive flavor profile to compose a truly harmonic symphony. A smooth entry of dark berries, mint and pipe tobacco lead into a crescendo of honey and almond flavors that build to long finish of cereal grains and tropical fruit. Bravo!
Founded in 2005 by the King Car Group, Kavalan is the first and only whisky distillery in Taiwan. Named for the earliest tribe that inhabited the land around the distillery, Kavalan has a passionate commitment to creating premium whisky. Currently they have the capacity to produce roughly 1.2 million liters of spirits per year using their 12,000 liter wash still (used for the first distillation) and their 7,000 liter spirits still (for final distillation). While they mainly age their whisky in first-fill bourbon barrels, they have also find success with aging in sherry butts and hogsheads, port barriques, and former wine casks. Due to the local climate, the whisky matures rapidly and, as a result they have been able to offer an impressive range of spirits in their short tenure.