Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique Cask W121213067A
Kavalan is a Taiwanese Single Malt Whisky.
The Soloist Vinho is fully matured in used American Oak Wine Barrels that have been toasted and recharrred in a way that brings out fruity vanilla notes from the whisky and wood overlaid on a delicate background of complex fruitiness.
Bottled at Cask Strength and non-chill filtered.
Cask Number: W121213067A
The casks have (deliberately) been used to mature both red and white wines which eventually will contribute the background complex fruitiness to Kavalan Solist Vinhos.
After their use for wine maturation the casks are carefully shaved inside then gently toasted over an oak chip fire for a strictly controlled period of time and temperature. This converts wine residues into a complex mixture of fruit flavours including lime, berry fruits and peaches. Then the casks are charred for a short period of time to release lashings of flavours such as vanilla, ice cream and caramelised sugars.
The result is a more complex whisky than is possible than with whisky casks alone!
From Kavalan Distillery.