Being the best-selling whisky brand in Taiwan and one of the most decorated worldwide, Kavalan Distillery has long been synonymous with quality and prestige. This Lunar New Year, they’re taking their reputation to new heights with the introduction of three exclusive whisky gift sets to commemorate the Year of the Dragon in 2024. The Dragon, a revered symbol in the Chinese zodiac representing power, prestige, and elegance, serves as a fitting emblem for these special gift sets.
These exclusive releases will be available in selected markets across the Asia Pacific region. The packaging for each set is a masterpiece, featuring a Dragon Pearl motif at its core, 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 Kavalan Solist Rum Single Cask Single Malt Whisky stands out as the most premium offering. It includes the exceptional Kavalan Solist Rum Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky (50~59.9%) and a 50ml vial of Kavalan Port Cask Single Malt Whisky at 54%.
The packaging adopts a golden hue, drawing inspiration from the whisky’s color and symbolizing prosperity. It reflects the sunlight on fertile plains, enhancing the festive mood of the Lunar New Year.
Its color is deep, burnished gold like a Caribbean sunset.. The flavor is a beautiful combination of honeyed sweetness intertwined with the fruity character of Kavalan, influenced by the rum cask. The glass exudes alluring aromas of golden syrup cake, waxed lemon, pistachio-studded nougat, creamy vanilla, stewed apple, papaya, and faint white pepper. In the palate is a gloriously thick texture is saturated with melon and papaya sweetness, showered with an array of spices, clove, and root ginger delivered at cask strength. It settles down to a sustained final phase of light toffee, golden sultana, and Kendal mint cake.