About: This cask was selected to celebrate our 2nd anniversary and is exciting and exclusive in that it’s the last Virgin Oak from Kavalan’s inaugural 2006 new-make that will ever be bottled and extremely old by Kavalan standards & releases.
81 bottles produced, Distilled in 2006 – Kavalan’s 1st year of distillation
No sulphur or unwanted notes on the palate or nose – Incredibly dark, Non Chill-Filtered, Natural Color Color: Dark Golden Copper Legs: Very oily and thick, legs that take a long time working down the side of the glass to the bottom while leaving their mark along the way…stunning!
Nose: Sweet black cherries, lots of cola notes with honey and buttery vanilla. Peach and ripe apricots, dark berries and smoked plum. After sitting a while it opens to a more floral nose with a ton of buttery sweetness.
Palate: Ripe cherries and cola smothered in honey, vanilla and dancing with spicy oak. The roof of your mouth is coated with chestnuts, dark cocoa and cinnamon notes while all the while having vanilla and fruits cover the palate. Guava, peaches, grapes and apricots galore. A full-bodied mouth feel that continues to spark notes of fruits and sweetness. Finish: This is a full-bodied, full flavor virgin oak that has a long finish that lingers over your complete palate. There is a beautiful, sweet cinnamon and guava taste that hits the top of your palate with smoked plum and sweet cola. It doesn’t linger, it stays around for a long time with a delicious and well-balanced buttery, cocoa sweetness.
Summary: As one of the oldest Kavalan whiskies bottled and at cask strength of 59.4%, you’ll be impressed and surprised by how well it goes down. The color drawn from this American Virgin Oak cask is both stunning and mind-boggling. Overall, this Virgin Oak is destined to become a favorite to any collection and is one worth savoring and appreciating