As the premier whisky brand in Taiwan and a globally acclaimed distillery, Kavalan Distillery has been synonymous with quality and prestige. This Lunar New Year, they are elevating their commitment to excellence with the launch of three exclusive whisky gift sets to celebrate the Year of the Dragon in 2024. The Dragon, esteemed in the Chinese zodiac for embodying power, prestige, and elegance, serves as a fitting symbol for these exceptional gift sets.
Each of these limited sets will showcase some of Kavalan’s most sought-after whisky expressions: a 700 ml bottle of Concertmaster Sherry Cask Finish, Triple Sherry Casks, or Solist Rum Cask, paired with a smaller 50ml vial of a contrasting whisky expression from Kavalan.
These exclusive releases will be available in selected markets across the Asia Pacific region. The packaging for each set is a masterpiece, featuring a central Dragon Pearl motif surrounded by clouds and elements representing Kavalan Distillery and the Yilan region where the distillery is situated. These sets are ideal for gifting, especially considering the auspicious connection of the Dragon in the Lunar New Year.
The highlighted set includes the Kavalan Concertmaster Sherry Cask Finish at 40% (700ml) accompanied by a 50ml vial of Kavalan Podium Single Malt Whisky at 46%.
The packaging is a vibrant pink, reflecting the influence of the sherry cask finish. It depicts the distillery against the backdrop of the Snow Mountain Range, symbolizing the fine craftsmanship of the whisky.
It’s a pale apricot in hue and its flavors commence with a soft bouquet of sweet vanilla and toffee, accompanied in the background by subtle, silky chocolate and layers of crème brûlée. This complexity is satisfyingly enhanced with rich, ripe dark fruits and walnut and almond nuttiness. Onto the palate is a round, thick mouthfeel dominated by a dense burst of this series’ signature taste – seductively luscious tropical fruits, elegantly balanced and lingering long on the finish.