Whisky aficionados pay attention! At the World Whiskies Awards, a whisky from Taiwan fended off competition from around the globe to be named best single malt.
Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique took the title at a ceremony on March 20, which also saw awards go to whiskies from Scotland, Japan, Ireland, France, Sweden, South Africa, Australia and the US.
The whisky is produced by the King Car distillery in Taiwan, which manufactures the malt whisky in American oak barrels that previously held white and red wines.
According to their website, the first bottle of Kavalan whisky was released to the market in 2008 and has since collected a wide variety of different industry awards.
Now if they can just get the Chinese living on the mainland to develop a taste for whisky, they’ll be set for life. Earlier this week it emerged that the Chinese consume more alcohol per person than the Brits or Americans.
By Dominic Jackson