|Spirits Type||Taiwanese Whisky|
|Spirits Style||Single Malt|
Fino, Spanish for 'Fine', is the driest and palest of all varieties of traditional sherry wine. Traditional Fino wine is usually dry and is best consumed shortly after the bottle is opened in order to avoid losing its flavour. Kavalan's Fino, matured in the finest Fino Sherry butts that were used for the wine making, however, provides mild sweetness that excites the palate.
King Car Distillery originates from Yuanshan, Taiwan. Construction of the distillery was completed and the distillery started production on March 11th, 2006. It has been a leader in researching the effects of tropical maturation, with Kavalan whisky losses averaging around 15 percent per annum. The Solist Whisky series is a range of single cask, cask-strength whiskies aged entirely in the barrels for which the whisky is aged, in this case Fino Sherry.
Nose: A rich and winey opening on the nose, dark sugars atop a bed of fruits in the hot summer sun.
Palate: On the tongue, it is full and rich with dark plums, cherries, cinnamon, toffee and cinnamon-raisin toast coming through and surprisingly the palate with their vigor.
Finish: The finish is long and well spiced, tingling the tongue with Muscat-soaked nuts and cream that rests perfectly on the tongue.
Situated at the cross boundary of Yi-Lan mountains, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the King Car distillery has been creating something that many thought would never happen: Taiwanese whisky. Naming their brand after the indigenous people that originally inhabited that area, the Kavalan, was a way to show how genuine King Car Group wanted to be with their new project.