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Kavalan Distillery (Chinese: 噶瑪蘭酒廠; pinyin: Gámǎlán jiǔchǎng) is a Taiwanese whisky distillery. It is owned by the King Car Group and is located at Yuanshan Township, Yilan County, Taiwan.[1]

Kavalan Distillery
Kavalan distillery.jpg
Location No. 326, Sec. 2, Yuanshan Road, Yuanshan, Yilan County, Taiwan
Owner King Car Group
Founded 2005 (2005)
Founder Lee Tien-Tsai
Status Active
Website Kavalan Whisky

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HistoryEdit

The distillery is named after the indigenous Kavalan people, who originally inhabited the Kabalan Plain of modern-day Yilan County. The distillery was completed in December 2005, produced its first spirit in March 2006, and released its first bottling in December 2008.[2][3]

In January 2010, one of the distillery's products caused a stir by beating three Scotch whiskies and one English whisky in a blind tasting organised in Leith, Scotland, to celebrate Burns Night.[4][5]

The distillery was named by Whisky Magazine as the World Icons of Whisky "Whisky Visitor Attraction of the Year" for 2011, and its products have won several other awards.[3]

In 2012, Kavalan's Solist Fino Sherry Cask malt whisky was named "new whisky of the year" by Jim Murray in his guide, Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible.[6]

In 2015, Kavalan's Vinho Barrique expression was named the world's best single malt whisky by World Whiskies Awards.[7][8]

In 2016, Kavalan's Solist Amontillado Sherry Single Cask Strength was named the World's Best Single Cask Single Malt Whisky by World Whiskies Award. [9]

VariantsEdit

Kavalan single malt whisky is currently sold in 19 variants.

Kavalan SeriesEdit

Kavalan Class Single Malt Whisky

Kavalan Concertmaster Single Malt Whisky

King Car Conductor Single Malt Whisky

Kavalan Podium Single Malt Whisky

Kavalan ex-Bourbon Oak Single Malt Whisky

Kavalan Sherry Oak Single Malt Whisky

Kavalan Distillery Reserve Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky (Peaty Cask)

Solist SeriesEdit

Kavalan Solist ex-Bourbon Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

Kavalan Solist Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

Kavalan Solist Fino Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

Kavalan Solist Brandy Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

Kavalan Solist Amontillado Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

Kavalan Solist Manzanilla Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

Kavalan Solist PX Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

Kavalan Solist Moscatel Sherry Single Cask Single Malt Whisky

Kavalan Solist Port Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

Premium SeriesEdit

Kavalan Premium Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky (Amontillado & Manzanilla Sherry Cask)

Kavalan Premium Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky (PX Sherry Cask)

NewsEdit

According to Time Magazine, Kavalan's Solist Vinho Barrique Whisky was named as "the best single malt whiskey on earth" by the World Whiskies Awards[10]

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Buxton & Hughes 2014, pp. 256-257.
  2. ^ Tan 2013.
  3. ^ a b Niinimaa 2012.
  4. ^ Wade 2010.
  5. ^ Rosenblatt 2010.
  6. ^ Stout, David. "You Won't Believe Where the World's Best Whiskey Is Made". TIME.com. Retrieved 2015-09-25. 
  7. ^ "Sorry, Scotland! Taiwan's Kavalan named world's best single malt whisky". NY Daily News. 2015-03-23. Retrieved 2015-03-25. 
  8. ^ "You Won't Believe Where the World's Best Whiskey Comes From". Time. 2015-03-23. Retrieved 2015-03-25. 
  9. ^ [shttp://www.worldwhiskiesawards.com/winner/whisky/2016/worlds-best-single-cask-single-malt-whisky-world-whiskies-awards-2016 shttp://www.worldwhiskiesawards.com/winner/whisky/2016/worlds-best-single-cask-single-malt-whisky-world-whiskies-awards-2016].  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ Stout, David. "You Won't Believe Where the World's Best Whiskey Is Made". TIME.com. Retrieved 2015-09-25. 

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This article is based upon a translation of the French language version as of May 2014.

Coordinates: 24°42′49″N 121°41′31″E / 24.7137°N 121.6919°E / 24.7137; 121.6919