Kavalan King Car Conductor Single Malt Whisky
Excellently clean and freshly fruity single malt. A touch of papaya, banana and green apple, just to name a few. Pleasantly floral, delicate and complex with depths and multiple layers of aromas, fragrances and nuances waiting to be discovered by each individual and connoisseur. Sweet, rich with vanilla and banana, but also coconut, a slight pleasant bitterness balancing the sweetness. A mouthfilling dram, more complex and sophisticated than you will ever imagine. A grand masterpiece to represent and bear the name of the King Car.
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King Car is the name of the Taiwanese company that owns the Kavalan brand and this lavishly packaged single malt is its standard bearer. It's not hard to see why. More subtle and complex than some earlier bottlings of Kavalan, this has an exotic fruit, cream toffee, and soft banana nose, and has bitter orange, dark chocolate, and pepper on the palate. It's rapier-sharp, clean, and drying rather than sweet.
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.