Single Malt Whisky, Taiwan / Yilan County, 70cl,
At Kavalan, the wash stills have a capacity of 12,000 litres and the spirit stills a capacity of 7,000 litres. During the second distillation, a large percentage of the foreshots and feints are removed to create a new make with a rich and complex aromatic profile.
Aged in casks previously containing a wine from a very famous Bordeaux appellation, this version aged 6.5 years begins by revealing oaky essences of a rare nobility.
Next, like porcini mushrooms rooted deep in the soil, it reveals a particularly mouth-watering salinity and freshness.
Allowed to breathe, it becomes floral (peony), chocolatey and vinous (grape). The energetic attack is characterized by notes of forest floor (moss), black cherry and praline. The exotic mid-palate is dominated by a single fruit: melon. The long finish is remarkably fresh. Slightly earthy, it brings harvest times to mind (black grape).
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