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 barrels are known for their individual character and fine quality. 'Fino' is the Spanish word for 'fine' and is the driest and lightest of all traditional sherries. This whiskey matures in the finest Fino sherry casks. 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 - GOLD Tokyo Whisky & Spirits Competition 2021 - DOUBLE GOLD San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2021 - DOUBLE GOLD San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2020 - GOLD International Review of Spirits 2019 - GOLD International Spirits Challenge 2017 - DOUBLE GOLD San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2016 - GOLD International Wine & Spirit Competition 2016 Tasting notes:Color: Dark amber with golden highlights. Nose: Sherry, toffee, fruity, touch of chocolate. Taste: Sweet, smooth, complex, fruity, touch of smoke. Finish: Long lasting.