The Kavalan Distillery in Taiwan was founded in 2005 by T.T. Lee, president of the Taiwanese food conglomerate King Car Group. His greatest wish was to open his own whisky distillery in Taiwan. Kavalan is the name of the Yilan region, which lies southeast of the capital Taipei. An important reason for choosing this location is the excellent water quality. In Yilan, there is enough cold spring water flowing through Snow Mountain. The King Car Conductor is not marketed under the Kavalan brand name, but under the distillery's corporate name. It is aged in eight different types of barrels. Awards: - Distillery of the Year - International Spirits Competition 2021. - Distillery Visitor Centre Trophy - International Spirits Competition 2021 - Worldwide Whiskey Trophy - International Wine & Spirits Competition 2021 - DOUBLE GOLD San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2021 - GOLD International Spirits Competition 2021 - GOLD Tokyo Whisky & Spirits Competition 2020 - GOLD International Review of Spirits 2019 - GOLD Meinigers International Spirits Award 2018 - DOUBLE GOLD San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2018 - GOLD San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017 - GOLD 2015 at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2015 - GOLD 2015 at the International Spirits Challenge 2015 Tasting notes:Color: Dark gold with amber reflections. Nose: Fresh, fruity, floral, hints of papayas, bananas, apples. Taste: Sweet, rich, slightly bitter, vanilla, bananas, coconuts. Finish: Long lasting with a slight bitter note to the sweetness.