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 Solist range of Kavalan Distillery includes specially selected barrels from the Master Blenders. These casks are known for their individual character and fine quality. This whiskey matures in hand-selected American ex-bourbon casks. Awards: - Gold at Meininger's International Spirits Award 2022. - Distillery of the Year - International Spirits Competition 2021 - Distillery Visitor Centre Trophy - International Spirits Competition 2021 - Worldwide Whiskey Trophy - International Wine & Spirits Competition 2021 - GOLD International Spirits Competition 2021 - GOLD Tokyo Whisky & Spirits Competition 2021 - Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2020 - Superior Gold at the Tokyo Whisky & Spirits Competition 2020 - Gold at the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2019 - Platinum at the International Review of Spirits 2019 - Gold at the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2011 - Gold at the International Spirits Challenge 2010 - Gold at Best Rest of the World Single Malt Whisky 2010 Tasting notes:Color: Gold. Nose: Fresh, vanilla, fruit, hints of coconut and spices. Taste: Complex, round, balanced, sweet, vanilla, touch of oak and spices. Finish: Long lasting.