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Kavalan 5 Years Old, Solist Fino Tasting notes and reviews

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Kavalan 5 Years Old, Solist Fino

Brand
Kavalan
Expression
5 Years Old, Solist Fino
Type
New World Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
5 years old
Abv
58.30%
Produced at
Kavalan Distillery
Region
Taiwan
Availability
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Martine Nouet

70
Nose
Woody. Overcooked marmalade. Walnut stain. Candied orange.
Palate
Aggressively bitter. This is a wood infusion. The skin of a fresh walnut.
Finish
Bitter with a touch of liquorice (but the bitter root).
Comment
Bitter all the way. No balance. One dimensional. To try only if you are a ‘woodfreak'. Surprisingly, water tones the bitterness down.

Rob Allanson

75
Nose
Erm...sherry. Then creamy toffee and rich fudge. A little dried orange peel and mango.
Palate
Sweet and that fudge note comes through. Seems to have a bitter burnt wood tone to it too.
Finish
Drying and moreish.
Comment
One for the sherry heads, but pleasant enough.
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