Such a delicate drop, this one. It is quite refreshing.
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Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Shy at first but in time there’s plenty of tropical fruit, pineapples and peaches mixed with custard and a little vanilla sugar. Hints of baking spices too.
Palate: Again really gentle and shy at first. That tropical fruit note emerges slowly. Blueberry muffins, chocolate macaroons and a freshly baked apple pie.
Finish: Fits the rest of the whisky; it is slow, gentle and vanilla-laden.
Comment: Such a delicate drop, this one. It is quite refreshing.
Nose: It takes a little time to get going but there’s a lovely balance between gentle, fruity spirit and vanilla spice from the cask.
Palate: Creamy and light, it’s all stewed apples and raisins with vanilla ice cream, coconut and the gentlest oak spice. For all its delicacy this could easily be a grain whisky.
Finish: Mr. Whippy ice cream, in a cone, no flake, but with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Comment: Soft, creamy and just all-round delicious. Kavalan is showing up exceptionally well in ex-Bourbon casks.
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