The late Dr. Jim Swan
Ex-Kavalan Chief Consultant /World-renowned Whisky Expert
A perfect marriage between the spirit and the cask that can only be achieved in the climate of Yilan, Taiwan.
The Author of the Whisky Bible
Many years ago I gained an early impression that King Car Kavalan whisky is very close to a recognised Speyside style after just two years of ageing. The continued excellence of Kavalan's whisky has vindicated that initial impression. And it proved beyond doubt that even in a subtropical zone like this, whisky can offer such a superb flavour profile.
World Whisky Authority, Award-winning Writer
A wonderful whisky. The Classic has a wide range of aromas. Sweet tropical fruits, orchid, frangipani, vanilla and coconut. The finish is gentle. 'Whisky:The Manual' (2014)
Spirits Educator and Consultant in Germany
Kavalan distillery has the good condition of climate, and the most important thing is the technical requirements and their insistence, so that they can have such a perfect masterpiece!
Author of the Malt Whisky Yearbook
It is a rare breed of whisky! It has the scent of mango, which is exclusive to Taiwan. The whisky is lively and passionate with distinctive features.
Kavalan chief consultant
Kavalan ages its whisky in the hot and humid climate of Yilan, Taiwan. This subtropical environment accelerates the maturation of the new make spirit, ensuring a richer, more complex drop in terms of body and flavour. We refer to this unique ripening process as Maturity Redefined, which creates the signature character and style of Kavalan.