Taiwan's First Whisky Distillery Ages the Spirit Twice as Fast

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Dec 18, 2014
References: kavalanwhisky & coolhunting
Taiwan's first whiskey distillery, Kavalan, which was named after the indigenous people of the area, marks an exciting entrance into the global market.

High temperatures and humidity levels ensure that whiskey distilled in the island nation age in half the time compared to those in Scotland. The shortened aging process creates unique taste profiles that are sure to delight seasoned whiskey drinkers.

The Concertmaster, for instance, is a single malt featuring tawny, ruby and vintage Port wine casks, which blend harmoniously with subtle impressions of vanilla and various florals. The Concertmaster is becoming available in the US, where it will retail for approximately $100 dollars a bottle. The other six expressions in the distillery's repertoire will also be available.