Already known for producing top-notch sherry cask whiskies, famed Taiwanese distillery Kavalan has gone even further with their latest release, debuting their first ever triple sherry cask whisky to the world.
The new Kavalan Triple Sherry Cask Single Malt Whisky is a rare mix of whiskies filled in ex Oloroso, Pedro Ximénez (PX) and Moscatel casks. They are all aged separately before being blended together harmoniously.
After fully maturing in three different sherry casks, they are mixed into marrying vats to rest together, allowing for optimal melding and fusion of the three base whiskies.
“During this process, the flavours collide through a myriad combination of the three sherry cask whiskies, creating up to 9 distinct sherry dimensions,” says Kavalan’s senior blender Zerose Yang.
“With its main character the dried fruits of the Oloroso cask, the Triple Sherry is then embellished with the sweetness of the PX and Moscatel casks.”
Expect notes of cinnamon, candied smoked plum, and citrus, layered with berry, tropical fruit, and longan aromas, coupled with a dash of honey, chocolate, and toffee in this deep scarlet whisky.
This is also the first time Kavalan has combined their whiskies from three different sherry casks, in hopes to multiply and enrich the sherry flavours into something distinct.
It comes in a packaging design unlike what we usually expect from Kavalan, with white, gold, and red colours adorning the box, symbolising the multilayered and velvety texture of the triple sherry cask whisky. It represents as well the combination of the colour of new make, whisky, and sherry wine coalescing into one.
The Kavalan Triple Sherry Cask Single Malt Whisky (700ml; RRP NTD$2,300) will first be made available to the markets of China, Japan, and Singapore within Asia, as well as in other parts of the world such as Canada, France, and New Zealand.