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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
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.