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Kavalan Solist Ex-Bourbon Cask

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@cricklewoodReview by @cricklewood

26th Sep 2017


Kavalan Solist Ex-Bourbon Cask
  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
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One of two Solist releases received by the SAQ in September 2017

Kavalan Solist Bourbon: 58.6% abv. Cask#B111209009A

Nose: the nose is hot and pointy right from the gate. Apples, I get that weird copper note like on Glenfiddich. Pears, honey, sponge cake, creamy vanilla, a touch of bubblegum and gummy candies.

With water the sharpness of the nose becomes rounder, more honey and pastries.

Palate: Hot, creamy and sweet at once, the attack is pleasant. Coconut, beeswax, there are herbal touches floating in the middle, like fresh cut grass or plants then it extends into jujubes & grape gummies.

With water, sweet, kind of flat, honey, vanilla and more caramel, loads of waxiness

Grade: B+

This is pretty solid, I liked the Palate more than the nose.you can probably get this type of profile with many other readily available single malts.

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Robert99 commented

@cricklewood It sound a bit like an unpeated Clynelish. That makes me curious...OH! $250! I will stay curious.

6 years ago 0

cricklewood commented

@Robert99, I sadly have yet to have any Clynelish, I know I bow my head in shame...

Stay curious, the action is with the Solist or high proof stuff in any case and you could get three bottles of Kilkerran and still have money left over for a beer at this admission price.

6 years ago 0