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Whisky Advocate’s #5 whisky of the summer issue

May 20th, 2012

Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique, 60%, $90

The Kavalan flag is unfurling fast. The whiskies are making it Stateside, and they’re improving from a very high base. A couple of degrees stronger than previously, this is far richer than any wine cask-matured whisky has a right to be. This is huge, with a tropical nose of mango, melon, and papaya, and a hint of dustiness. The palate is astounding. Rich, sweet, and rounded, it coats the mouth with an intense mixture tempered by burnt toffee and cocoa. Stunning. — Dominic Roskrow

Advanced Whisky Advocate magazine rating: 93

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  1. Adam D. says:

    Thanks for these insightful reviews! Happy to see more amazing stuff coming out under the $100 mark. You say that this is available Stateside, but I can’t seem to find it anywhere. Is its arrival here forthcoming?

  2. Adam D. says:

    Thanks for the prompt response! Definitely something to look forward to. It’s really a great time for world-wide whisk(e)ys.

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