King Car Distillery
The distillery’s founder spent years searching for the perfect site and, after finding the cold, pure spring water flowing through the Snow Mountain and the cleanest air in the country, Yilan in Northeast Taiwan was chosen as the location for the King Car distillery. Taiwan’s sub-tropical climate also provides Kavalan with another advantage: their whiskies age and mature at a faster rate than those produced in different regions across the globe. Aside from purchasing copper stills from abroad, Kavalan brought in professional whisky consultant Dr Jim Swan to implement highly specialised distilling and blending as well as inviting a world-class specialist to join its R&D team. These investments in the distillery and its people ensure Kavalan whisky is of the highest standard possible.
Initially a very rich nose, with manuka honey, candy floss, sugared raisins and vanilla sugar. Lighter, fruity notes develop, including mango and sweet apple. Weighty and spicy on the palate, with sharp clove and cinnamon notes leading to rich and sweet centre of stewed and dried fruit. Medium in length, with soft fruit turning towards vanilla, cream and spice.
Best served neat