Kavalan Solist ex-Bourbon Cask KavaFAN pick

Thanks to?/u/Throzen[+69]?for pouring me this dram Upon joining the KavaFAN group, you’re given the opportunity to purchase?Kavalan Solist ex-Bourbon Cask KavaFAN pick. Simple idea: This is a single cask, chosen by the group, from an ex-bourbon cask. Someone, presumably, went to Taiwan and tested out different casks and tried it. I’ve spoken before on this, but it bears repeating: Finding out who is picking your… Continue reading Kavalan Solist ex-Bourbon Cask KavaFAN pick

Kavalan Solist Manzanilla Cask & Kavalan Solist Port Cask ‘KavaFan Single Cask Release’

Thanks to /u/jeremyheavy  & /u/Theslicknick6 for the samples. Kavalan Solist is a line of cask strength, single cask whiskies. They are each differentiated by the cask they were matured in. Sounds pretty standard, right? So standard, I honestly didn’t know what to write about here. Maybe about Taiwan and the Han migration, perhaps something about having a Taiwanese friend and then making an ass of myself on purpose, probably… Continue reading Kavalan Solist Manzanilla Cask & Kavalan Solist Port Cask ‘KavaFan Single Cask Release’

Jeremy’s Whisky of the Year 2017

It’s been an amazing year for me in whisky. I’ve tried more spirit in 2017 than any year previous. I started reviewing for Toronto Whisky Society, and made lots of friends and contacts in the Toronto whisky scene. As I reflect on 2017, I wanted to share some highlights. Ill start with my biggest disappointment of 2017. Without a doubt it’s Macallan 12 Year Double Cask. … Continue reading Jeremy’s Whisky of the Year 2017

Kavalan Solist Ex-Bourbon (KavaFan bottling)

This single barrel Ex-Bourbon Solist was exclusively bottled for members of KavaFan. (142 total bottles). It was barreled on August 28, 2008, and bottled on October 5, 2017. 9 years, 1 month, 8 days old. Kavalan Solist Ex-Bourbon (KavaFan Bottling) B080828075, bottle 26/142, 55.6% ABV Nose: Creamy vanilla off the top, pineapple, piña colada, melon, bourbon-like caramel, short-bread, and a nice spicy oakiness. Taste: Vanilla … Continue reading Kavalan Solist Ex-Bourbon (KavaFan bottling)

Kavalan Solist – Vinho Barrique & Sherry Cask Reviews

Kavalan Solist – Vinho Barrique, 57% ABV, Bottled 4/25 2013, £35 (196ml) Nose: Sweet bourbon-like caramel and rum-like sweetness, raspberry, strawberry, oranges, stale fruit candy (like expired wine gums), coco powder, oak spice, and buttered popcorn. Taste: Heavy plums and raisins, fruit cake, ripe banana, mild leather and cinnamon. Finish: Long, well balanced, high viscosity. Thoughts: A heavy hitting whisky with lots going on. Extremely … Continue reading Kavalan Solist – Vinho Barrique & Sherry Cask Reviews

Kavalan Sextuple Review (King Car Conductor, Single Malt, Solist Ex-Bourbon, Solist Sherry, Solist Fino Sherry, Solist Vinho Barrique)

Taiwan. Land of… that video with that one racist fuck wit. And otherwise really nice people. Not that I’d know. I’ve worked with two Taiwanese people, and they were cool, however I don’t want to paint an entire culture with two Canadian-Taiwanese people who I worked with. So Taiwan, what’s up with that? Well they are  country… and even saying that is really contentious. So… Continue reading Kavalan Sextuple Review (King Car Conductor, Single Malt, Solist Ex-Bourbon, Solist Sherry, Solist Fino Sherry, Solist Vinho Barrique)