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 Solist Fino Sherry is a single malt whiskey from Taiwain. This single-row drain is one of the jewels in Kavalan’s crown. It is unusual to see Fino-Fade used for storing whiskey, and when you taste this, you wonder that it is not more widespread! The whiskey is stored on an exclusively in tropical climate and tapped by fad strength (57%) without added dye.
Color: Light mahogany.
Fragrance: Great, complex aroma of molasses, tropical fruit such as mango and pineapple, stone fruit, soy and genuine cinnamon.
Taste: Great power and great sweetness, peaches in Lage, Dried Mango, Rome and Vanilla.
Serving suggestions: Enjoyed clean, possibly. with a few drops of water.
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.