J. S. RASCH VIN & SPIRITUS
J. S. Rasch wine and colonial trade has been selling the good things in life since 1807. The current ownership goes back 2 generations.
Single Malt Whisky – Taiwan
Kavalan King Car Conducter is a single malt whiskey from Taiwan. The whiskey was created to show how wide Kavalan’s flavor spectrum is, and it is composed of distillates aged in many different cask types. In addition, it is bottled at a slightly higher alcohol strength, 46%, which also gives more power and depth in aroma and taste.
Aroma: Honey, pineapple and coconut.
Tasting notes: Vanilla and toasted coconut with citrus and cinnamon in the aftertaste.
Serving suggestion: Should be enjoyed neat.
Kavalan burst onto the whiskey scene with its first whiskey in 2008. In no time the distillery in Taiwan has become world famous. The tropical climate with the towering temperatures in the warehouses (easily 42 degrees!) means that the whiskey matures quickly and acquires the taste, depth and complexity of the much older whiskey. The “angel’s share” – the amount of whiskey that evaporates per year – is almost never below 10-12% (versus around 3% in Scotland) and in some years can reach 15%!
Since Taiwan is a country completely without a whiskey tradition, Kavalan can see himself free from having to weave a nostalgic narrative about old craftsmanship and tradition. On the contrary, they are refreshingly proud of being a state-of-the-art, industrial distillery. In fact, after an expansion in 2016, it is one of the world’s 10 largest whiskey distilleries! And the whiskey is superb. In particular, Kavalan is known for its sherry bombs, heavy and full-bodied whiskey with oceans of flavour, power and depth.