|Spirits Type||Taiwanese Whisky|
|Spirits Style||Ex Bourbon Oak|
In 2002, Taiwan joined the World Trade Organization, which allowed the establishment of a privately-owned distillery in Taiwan for the first time in modern history. Construction on the distillery began in early 2005 and was completed in only nine months. The distillery is comprised of Scottish style copper pot stills from Scotland made by the Forsyths Company, as well as Holstein stills. Fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks to protect it from the sub-tropical climate of Taiwan. Since its release in 2008, Kavalan has received dozens of international whisky awards and titles, beating out traditional Scottish, American and Japanese brands, and causing a seismic shift in the world of whisky and conversation about aging.