This is a GoodDrop Fresh Drop… meaning we have bought an extremely limited stockholding of this item which will not be replenished once sold out. Get in quick if you want to try this sought-after Taiwanese single malt whisky.
This is the first expression launched in the name of King Car, which is the Taiwanese conglomerate that own Kavalan Whisky. The King Car single malt represents the company's diversity and multi-faceted business. Excellently clean and freshly fruity, Kavalan King Car brings together eight different casks that are diverse with pleasantly floral flavours, delicate fruity notes and creamy layers on the palate. This is a mouth filling and nuanced whisky waiting to be discovered by each individual connoisseur. A grand masterpiece to represent and bear the name of the Group King Car.
Pair rich dishes, such as in Taiwanese, Thai and Japanese cuisine, with this stellar dram.
“Many years ago I gained an early impression that King Car Kavalan Whisky is very close to a recognised Speyside style after just two years of aging. The continued excellence of Kavalan’s whisky has vindicated that initial impression. Any it proved beyond doubt that even in a subtropical zone like this, whisky can offer such a superb flavour profile.” - Jim Murray
Double Gold - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2015
Gold - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017, 2014
Gold - International Spirits Challenge 2015
Gold - International Review of Spirits Tastings 2016, 2015
Kavalan ages its whisky in the hot and humid climate of Yilan, Taiwan. This subtropical environment accelerates the maturation of the spirit, ensuring a richer, more complex drop in terms of body and flavour. Kavalan refer to this unique ripening process as Maturity Redefined which creates the signature character and style of their whisky.
Tasting Note: Vivid amber. A touch of papaya, banana and green apple. Sweet, rich with vanilla and banana, but also coconut, a slight pleasant bitterness balancing the sweetness.