Kavalan Toasts 'World's Best Whisky' Awards

Taiwan whiskymaker is double World Whiskies Awards winner

TAIPEI, Taiwan, July 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Taiwan's premier whiskymaker, Kavalan Distillery, is this year raising a glass to two rare achievements, being named the "best single malt" and "best single cask, single malt" whiskies on Earth.

The prestigious World Whiskies Awards (WWA) named the Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique [http://www.kavalanwhisky.com/en/product/index.aspx#Kavalan%20Solist%20Vinho%20Barrique%20Single%20Cask%20Strength%20Single%20Malt%20Whisky%3Cbr/%3E@7] its 2015 "World's Best Single Malt Whisky [http://www.worldwhiskiesawards.com/2015/]".

This year, Kavalan's Solist Amontillado Sherry Single Cask Strength [http://www.kavalanwhisky.com/en/product/index.aspx#Kavalan%20Solist%20Amontillado%20Sherry%20Single%20Cask%20Strength%20Single%20Malt%20Whisky@16] won the WWA's [http://www.worldwhiskiesawards.com/2016/]"World's Best Single Cask Single Malt Whisky [http://www.worldwhiskiesawards.com/kavalan-solist-amontillado-sherry-single-cask-strength.25585.html]"

Kavalan owner Mr YT Lee says: "We were incredibly humbled by this rare honour of getting two top World Whiskies Awards. Kavalan Whisky is always learning and always improving our whiskies to try to bring our customers the best in the world."

The 2015 WWA judges described Vinho as follows: "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."

Jim Murray in his Whisky Bible wrote: "Amontillado is probably my favourite sherry style. How many times, though, have I discovered its delicate, complex, understated nature perfectly transferred onto a single malt? In some 35 years, this must be only the fourth or fifth time, and I doubt any quite displayed such truth to its style, such panache."

About Kavalan Whisky

The Kavalan Distillery in Taiwan has been dedicated to the art of single malt whisky since 2006. The world's first subtropical whisky distiller, it is a pioneer in making whisky in a hot climate, and has collected more than 180 gold awards.

Aged in American oak bottles in intense humidity and heat, Kavalan also benefits from sea and mountain breezes and the Snow Mountain's spring water, which combine to create Kavalan Whisky's signature creaminess. Kavalan takes its name from the old name for Yilan County and is backed by 30 years of beverage-making thanks to parent company, King Car Group. It is available in 40 countries. Visit www.kavalanwhisky.com/en/ [http://www.kavalanwhisky.com/en/].

Media Contact:

Yvonne Chou 886-3922-9000#7162 yvonne@kavalandistillery.com [mailto:yvonne@kavalandistillery.com]

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