Taiwanese Whisky

Kavalan PX Sherry Cask Strength Taiwanese Whisky Review

Kavalan PX Single Cask, Cask Strength

By Richard Thomas Rating: A- Anyone familiar with my body of work knows that I am a booster of the spread of whisky-making around the world, and in tandem I have developed a strong interest in the issue of non-traditional climate and maturation. When Sweden and Australia get laurels, I’m thrilled. When lesser known places in Argentina and Israel get ...

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Taiwan’s Kavalan Starts Sherry And Port Cask Series

As Kavalan Single Malt Whisky celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2016 and making plans to expand its distilling capacity by breaking ground on a second distillery, the distillery located in Taiwan’s Yilan County now introduces a range of whiskies that explore the array of sherry styles plus port and their impact on maturation in Taiwan’s sub-tropical climate. Already winning awards ...

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Noted Whisky Consultant Dr. Jim Swan Dies, Age 75

By Richard Thomas Dr. Jim Swan, the noted whisky expert who was best known for his handiwork in advising several new whisky distilleries around the glove, passed away suddenly yesterday in his home in Edinburgh. He was 75. Swan, who held a PhD in Chemistry and Biological Studies from Heriot-Watt University, began his career with a ten year stint as chief ...

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Kavalan Concertmaster Whisky Review

Kavalan Concertmaster

By Jake Emen Rating: B- Kavalan Concertmaster Single Malt Whisky is finished utilizing several different varieties of Port casks, including Ruby Port, Tawny Port and Vintage Port, that being the “concert.” First though, Concertmaster is aged in American oak casks. It’s yet another unique cask and aging process from Kavalan. While the port-finish has become a feature of whiskey-making around ...

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