Review #526. Kavalan Solist Port Cask

Review #526 | /r/WorldWhisky Review #13 – Kavalan Solist Port

The Schtick: This is a young, cask strength bottling from Kavalan in Taiwan. This is matured in Port casks.

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Distiller: Kavalan (Taiwan)

Bottler: Kavalan

ABV: 58.6% ABV

Source: Sample

Nose: Rich raspberry, ruby port notes, berry, caramel, port port port.

Taste: Medium mouthfeel, sweet but peppery, leather. Faintly fruity, very earthy and spicy

Finish: Long and some growing astringency. There’s more fruit here than in the palate, but it’s still a total spice bomb. Loads of pepper and tobacco

Overall: Rich port on the nose. Peppery earthy palate. Astringent dry finish. Glad I tried a sample of this so I can pass on this anytime I see it around.

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Rank: 4


1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect

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