The world’s best whisky doesn’t come from Scotland. It comes from Taiwan. According to the World Whiskies Awards, at least, which awarded Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique the title of world’s best single malt, earlier this year.
The tipple, produced by the King Car distillery in Taiwan’s Yilan County, was praised by judges as being “surprisingly smooth” with a flavour reminiscient of “bourbon-infused milk chocolate”. The whisky has notes of fruit cake, clove, cinnamon, fudge, marzipan and walnut, but is “integrated and surprisingly light”, according to the judges.
With an element of sandalwood, the Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique starts creamy, waters out, almost disappears before rubbing hot brown sugar into the oesophagus, leaving a tiny bitter trace.
A few months ago, our readers literally wiped out Shanghai9’s stock of this very limited quantity, multiple-award winning whiskey. They’ve managed to get a hold of a few more bottles and they are only telling Shanghaiist readers about it. Buy now for the price of ￥875 a bottle, because they’ll all be gone again before you know it!
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