Kavalan Concertmaster

Kavalan Port Cask Finish Concertmaster

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Kavalan Port Cask Finish Concertnaster

Country: Taiwan
Distillery: King Car
Type: Single Malt
Age: NAS
Cask: ex-Bourbon & (Ruby, Tawny & Vintage) Port Cask Finish
ABV: 40%
Proof: 80
Price: $70

Nose: Floral notes with raisins, grape pase, green plums and dried candies.

Palate: Round and unbalanced. Dried fruits, grassy feeling with honey and grapy taste.

Finish: Spicy with loves, nutmeg and a dry finish with red fruits

This particular Kavalan is very interesting with its name since I spent some time around music. Though I would never think that I would be disappointed with a Port finished Kavalan.

I cannot find any explanation about the lack of balance on the palate and I seriously cannot understand how this whisky won the ‘Best Of Class’ award at IWSC 2011, I guess the main reason is the success of King Car.

Starting with the nose you are expecting something big, though it is always muted even if you swirl it a lot.

No balance on the palate, you can feel some winey notes and it has a cheap regular finish. Definitely not worth the price and disappointing.

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