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Kavalan Solist Fino Sherry Single Cask Strength

Kavalan Solist Fino Sherry Single Cask Strength

Silver Medal 2016

A perfumed, fruity nose with plenty of lemon sherbet, some mango, guava and cherry. Strains of toffee, brown sugar and vanilla join later. Residues of lemon and marmite fight it out in an empty glass; the distillery and the warehouse, best of chums. As with the nose, the palate is all about the fruit, only this time it’s cherry that takes the vanguard followed by a slow motion, brown-sugared almond bomb, leaving no part of the goblet untouched – a violent bakewell explosion. The finish is sweet, dry and medium long.

Bronze Medal 2015

Brown sugar, wet wood, hot chocolate and faint earth and sweetened black coffee on nose.

Big sweet coffee on palate, rich and full, gets a little resiny, then hints of balsamic vinegar, prune juice, big heat and huge tannic spices. Lots of stewed fruit with water, dates, very pruney.

Good with water.

Best Asian Single Malt Whisky 2013

Best New World Single Malt Whisky No Age Statement 2012