Kavalan Ex-Bourbon Single Cask Loch K(e)y Select

Kavalan Ex-bourbon

Price: Discontinued

Distilled by: Kavalan / King Car

Region: Taiwan

57.8% ABV

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Aged for: NAS

Cask Type: Ex-Bourbon

Color: Burnished

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

 


 

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Honey, sugary barley, vanilla, gentle oak, oranges, and caramel

Feel: Medium body

Taste: Stewed fruits, apple, pear, ginger, dries as it continues with a vanilla twinge.

Finish: Pepper and oak with a hint of spice and citrus, good warmth and length.

Thoughts: This one drank far under proof, and reminded me a lot of Speyside scotches.

Score: 78 out of 100

Kavalan Sherry Oak

Kavalan Sherry Oak

Price: $150 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Kavalan / King Car Group

Region: Taiwan

46% ABV

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Aged For: NAS

Cask Type: Oloroso Sherry

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

 


 

Color: Burnt Chestnut

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Sharp raisin and sherry, sulphur, caramel, orange, dried fruits.

Mouthfeel: Slightly oily

Palate/Taste: Strange sweetness, sherry, sultanas, off-putting vegetal and earth notes.

Finish: Medium warmth and length, bitter, with fruit and cinnamon.

Thoughts: Didn’t like this one, every step had a note or flavor that ruined the overall experience.

Score: 68 out of 100