Taiwan Named Home to the Best Whiskey!

By lunaradmin - Mar 25, 2015      
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Typically, when you think of whiskey and countries who produce good ones, you think of Scotland or Ireland, but according to the World Whiskey Awards, Taiwan is now the home of the best single malt whiskey in the world. The WWA awarded Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique, produced by the King Car distillery in Taiwan, the crowning achievement of Best Single Malt.

The WWA Describes the liquor as:

“Lots of stewed fruits on the nose. There’s also aged Bourbon notes. Water brings out custard creams. Surprisingly smooth on the palate. The alcohol is very present. It’s like Bourbon infused milk chocolate.

Another nutty, meaty, savoury nose, with sweet notes in the backdrop. Very sweet pruney flavours initially on the palate, with fruit cake and big clove, chilli and dry cinnamon. Walnut and hazelnut on the very dry finish.

Immediately and subtly liquor rich. Tiny bit of incense, a thread of spice and smoke.

Caramel, marzipan, coffee-vanilla, fudge, rich, creamy, dried black fruits. Integrated and surprisingly light. Element of sandalwood. Starts creamy, waters out, almost disappears before rubbing hot brown sugar into the oesophagus. Tiny bitter trace.”

With mainland China recently beating our America and Britain, with alcohol consumed per person, the prospect of a local source with top quality could be huge.

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