This Kavalan Solist Manzanilla is a fantastic edition to Kavalan’s Solist range. It has been finished in manzanilla-sherry casks. This has added a delicate saltiness along with vanilla, orange, vanilla and mint.
The Kavalan distillery was founded in Taiwan in 2005. It was named after the indigenous Kavalan people who where the original inhabitants on the Kabalan Plain. They produced their first spirit in March 2006 before going on to release their first bottling in December of 2008. Since then the have made waves in the industry, firstly by beating 3 Scottish single-malts at a blind tasting in Leith, Scotland. They then made further in-roads into when their Solo Fino Sherry Cask malt was named “new whisky of the year” by renowned whisky connoisseur, Jim Murray, in 2012. The cherry on the cake came in 2015 when their Vinho Barrique expression was named the world’s best single malt at the World Whisky Awards.