January 3, 2013
KAVALAN WHISKY WILL BE THE FIRST TAIWANESE WHISKY TO MAKE ITS WAY TO THE U.S., COMPLIMENTS OF INTERNATIONAL BEVERAGE COMPANY
KAVALAN whisky, from King Car Distillery in Yilan, Taiwan, will be available in the U.S. beginning April 1, 2013.
International Beverage Company proudly announces that they will now be importing the first Taiwanese whisky to be made available in the United States. The entire range of the acclaimed Kavalan whisky will hit the U.S. marketplace beginning April 1, 2013.
King Car Kavalan Distillery, the first and only whisky distillery in Taiwan, has already established its reputation for being innovative and quality conscious. Within just six years of its establishment, King Car Distillery has had the attentions of leading whisky experts, taking home award after award in spirits competitions worldwide.
In November 2011, Kavalan Solist Fino Sherry Cask was crowned ‘New World Whisky of the Year’ in Jim Murray’s 2012 Whisky Bible. Matured in Spanish Fino casks, the cask strength single malt scored 97 points out of 100.
Kavalan’s master blender, Ian Chang said, “This Solist Fino is unique malt that can only be matured under the sub-tropical climate of Taiwan with that amazing colour, flavor and complexity”. “It is truly a malt to represent the unique spirit of Taiwan!”
Also in 2011, the International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) awarded the King Car Kavalan Distillery a host of awards: The distillery itself was named ‘Asia Pacific Spirits Producer of the Year’, Kavalan Solist ex-Bourbon cask took ‘Gold’ and Kavalan Single Malt Whisky took ‘Gold Best in Class’ awards.
In March 2012, the Kavalan Solist Fino Single Malt was crowned ‘Best New World Single Malt Whisky’ by the World Whisky Awards.
At the 2012 IWSC, King Car Conductor was awarded a ‘Gold Outstanding’ medal along with a product trophy. Its vivid amber color with truffles, nuts, cocoa, green apple and fruity notes, followed by a hint of flora and honey, has perfect balance.
Perhaps most notably, in 2010, Kavalan took top honors in a blind taste test against three Scottish whiskies and one English whisky. “It’s tropical fruits. Tropical fruit jam,” said Charles MacLean, chairman of the judge panel.
Taiwan’s unique natural resources, especially its water drawn from the springs in the Snowy Mountain and Central Mountains, impart a smooth and creamy mouth feel to its whisky. Named for the earliest tribe that inhabited Yilan, Taiwan, Kavalan represents sincerity, honesty, and the spirit of step-by-step cultivation.
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