Kavalan Concertmaster Port Cask Finish
Hersteller/Vertrieb: King Car Whisky Distillery
No.326, Sec. 2, Yuanshan Rd., Yuanshan Township, Yilan County 264,
Abfüller: Kavalan Distillery
Alkoholgehalt: 40 % Vol.
Inhalt: 0,700 Liter
Port Cask Finish
Colour:pleasant brownish red
Nose: tropical fruitiness with honey, vanilla, coconut and candy floss
Palate: rich bodied with natural sweetness and complexity
Concertmaster, a single malt whisky that stresses the singular character yet does not lose its comprehensive harmony. Using Portuguese ruby, tawny and vintage Port wine casks as the main flavour, combining Kavalan distillery’s Taiwanese whisky features to compose a harmonic symphony. Presenting a natural colours without additives, presenting its original flavour with a port finish that is composed with layers of flavours and fragrances.
The air in Yilan, where Kavalan whisky is distilled, is considered to be pure and fresh in Taiwan. It is the fresh air that gives Kavalan whisky its smooth, creamy and refreshing character. Kavalan Concertmaster single malt whisky is first matured in specially selected American oak casks and then finished in port barriques. Port, a fortified wine, is traditionally made in Douro valley in Portugal. The marrying in the barriques mellows the flavours and adds indefinable smoothness to the whisky. Kavalan Concertmaster single malt whisky was awarded silver medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
By utilising Taiwan’s unique natural resources and remarkable technological skills, aiming for the first whisky distillery in Taiwan, Kavalan distillery of King Car Group was founded.
King Car group, with more than 2000 employees, was established in 1956 and runs business in several fields: beverages, food, biotechnology, aquaculture, among others. It is particularly famous for its RTD coffee, Mr. Brown which is also available in Europe.
Kavalan group holds their initial hopes and would not give up, aiming to establish the solid foundation of the distillery. The effort goes into every drop of new make spirit and every seasoned cask we choose. Coupled with the mastery of the blender, they ensure the silky smoothness and distinctive flavours of Kavalan whisky. The first bottle of Kavalan was released in December 2008 and now it is the best-selling expression. The recipe of classic Kavalan is complex and contains different types of casks- fresh bourbon, fresh sherry and refill casks rendering the spirit a multilayer of fruity and floral notes.
There is also an incredible visitor centre on site. This neo-Classical visitor centre, or convention centre is decorated with marble internally and dressed stone externally. More than one million visitors come to the distillery per year. It comes as no surprise that Whisky Magazine has named Kavalan distillery 2011 World Icons of Whisky, “Whisky Visitor Attraction of the Year”.
Kavalan, the earliest tribe that inhabited Yilan, represents sincerity, honesty, and the spirit of step-by-step cultivation. Kavalan distillery continues the tradition of passionate commitment to creating the premium whisky.