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Kavalan Solist Ex-Bourbon Cask

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

8th Jun 2013


Kavalan Solist Ex-Bourbon Cask
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There have been numerous bottlings of the Solist on bourbon casks, all at cask strength. Mine has reference B080616095 and yielded 203 bottles at 57,8%.

The nose is rife with vanilla, coconut and overripe banana. It is fresh and dusty at the same time. Loads of icing sugar. Some drying oak. Very aromatic. With water, I get more oak, coconut milk and more vanilla. Mango too.

It is very spicy on mixed peppers, cinnamon and nutmeg. Hot! On its heels I get a bitter wave from the wood, that is balanced by sweet mango, coconut and pears. Icing sugar is back. Adding water makes is creamier and gives the impression of sipping a bourbon.

The finish starts of zesty, but dries while it fades. Coconot peel at the death.

Despite the young age (2 to 3 years, I believe), the wood has had quite an impact. But a flawless whisky. Rather bourbonny. Around 115 EUR.

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