In Taiwan bei Kavalan freut man sich über jede Menge Auszeichnungen bei zwei Spirituosen-Wettbewerben in den USA. Bei der International Wine & Spirit Competition erhält Kavalan Solist * Ex-Bourbon Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky die Auszeichnung ‚Gold Outstanding‘ und bei der International Review of Spirits ‚Platin‘.

Die vier Goldmedaillen bei der IWSC gingen an:

  • Kavalan ex-Bourbon Oak Single Malt Whisky
  • Kavalan Podium Single Malt Whisky
  • Kavalan Concertmaster Single Malt Whisky
  • Kavalan Distillery Reserve Peaty Cask Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

Die International Review of Spirits zeichnete neben Kavalan Solist * Ex-Bourbon Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky auch Kavalan Solist* Vinho Barrique Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky mit Platin aus. Die Goldmedaillen für Kavalan bei diesem Wettbewerb gingen an:
Kavalan Ex-Bourbon Oak

  • Kavalan Solist* Oloroso Sherry
  • Kavalan Oloroso Sherry Oak
  • Kavalan Solist* Fino Sherry
  • Kavalan Classic
  • Kavalan Solist* Port
  • Kavalan Distillery Reserve Peaty Cask
  • Kavalan Distillery Reserve Rum Cask
  • King Car Conductor
  • Kavalan Podium

Hier ist der englischsprachige Pressetext dazu:


Kavalan Scoops ‚Gold Outstanding‘ and 4 ‚Golds‘ in Tougher IWSC

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Aug. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Kavalan has scored top honours from a more stringent International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) this year with criteria for its „Gold Outstanding“ and „Gold“ now that bit tougher to achieve.
Kavalan also received two Platinums and 10 Golds from the International Review of Spirits (IRS) organised by the Tastings-Beverage Testing Institute in the US.

Ex-Bourbon Glory

The Kavalan Solist* ex-Bourbon Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky received both an IWSC Gold Outstanding and an IRS Platinum on 97 points.

IRS judges described Ex-Bourbon on the nose as „banana-pistachio gelato, pound cake, and smoked honey butter“ and on the palate „white peach, rose tea, saffron, and coconut cream.“ They concluded it was a „powerful, highly nuanced whisky that is a pleasure to discover.“

IWSC Awards

Along with the Ex-Bourbon’s Gold Outstanding, the IWSC gave four Golds (95-100) to

Kavalan ex-Bourbon Oak Single Malt Whisky
Kavalan Podium Single Malt Whisky
Kavalan Concertmaster Single Malt Whisky
Kavalan Distillery Reserve Peaty Cask Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

IRS Platinums and Golds

Along with the Solist Ex-Bourbon, the other IRS-Platinum Award winner was the Solist Vinho Barrique on 96 points.

Judges described its aroma as „roasted pineapple, caramel, pecan praline, wine-poached pear, and chocolate coated malted milk ball.“ And its taste as „candied peanuts, vanilla bean, dried mango, and baked dates.“

97 Kavalan Solist* Ex-Bourbon Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
96 Kavalan Solist* Vinho Barrique Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

A further 10 IRS Golds were awarded to Kavalan Ex-Bourbon Oak, Kavalan Solist* Oloroso Sherry, Kavalan Oloroso Sherry Oak, Kavalan Solist* Fino Sherry, Kavalan Classic, Kavalan Solist* Port, Kavalan Distillery Reserve Peaty Cask, Kavalan Distillery Reserve Rum Cask, King Car Conductor, and Kavalan Podium.

Kavalan Quotes

CEO Mr YT Lee said the higher IWSC standards meant whisky fans would benefit.

„These tougher awards help people distinguish the very best whiskies and it pushes us to do better,“

Mr Lee said.

Master Blender Ian Chang said Kavalan expressions benefited from the natural environment in Yilan, Taiwan.

„It seems the world’s best casks and our unique subtropical climate can produce whiskies worth their weight in gold,“

Mr Chang said.