Taiwan’s Award-Winning Distillery Explores Range of Sherry Styles plus Port to Mature Single Malt Whiskies in Sub-Tropical Climate.

As Kavalan Single Malt Whisky continues to reach new heights, celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2016 and making plans to expand its distilling capacity by breaking ground on a second distillery, the award-winning distillery located in Taiwan’s Yilan County now introduces a range of whiskies that explore the array of sherry styles plus port and their impact on maturation in Taiwan’s sub-tropical climate. Already winning awards internationally, Kavalan’s new Amontillado, Manzanilla, Moscatel, PX and Port matured single malts will arrive on shelf in the U.S. beginning this April, 2017.

“Kavalan has been exploring with the interaction of climate and barrel influence since its inception. This new range offers a unique side-by-side comparison of how sherry and port casks expand upon the broad spectrum of flavor profiles already found in Kavalan’s whiskies. In our ongoing mission to educate spirits connoisseurs, Anchor looks forward to bringing these whiskies to the U.S. market.”
– Dennis Carr, president and CEO of Kavalan’s U.S. importer, Anchor Distilling Company

Kavalan Amontillado Sherry Cask Single Malt Whisky

Kavalan Amontillado Sherry Cask Single Malt Whisky

Kavalan Amontillado Sherry Cask Single Malt Whisky

(750ml, 50-60% ABV; $599 SRP)

Single cask, hand bottled at cask strength. Amontillado is a dry sherry, darker than Fino but lighter than Oloroso, matured with a cap of flor and further oxidized through contact with open air. Toasted almond and hazelnut are the classic aromas of Amontillado casks.

  • World’s Best Single Cask Single Malt, 2016 World Whiskies Award
  • Gold Medal, 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • Platinum Medal, 2016 International Review of Spirits

Color: Brilliant black walnut.

Nose: Rich and fruity, with notes of walnut and sweet almond. Slight toffee and a touch of oak.

Palate: Soft sherry with a hint of caramel. Finish is gently long with nuts and black pepper.


Kavalan Manzanilla Sherry Cask Single Malt Whisky

Kavalan Manzanilla Sherry Cask Single Malt Whisky

Kavalan Manzanilla Sherry Cask Single Malt Whisky

(750ml; 50-60% ABV; $599 SRP)

Single cask, hand bottled at cask strength. Manzanilla is lighter and more delicate in texture than Fino Sherry, although matured in the same method with a heavy cap of flor. Manzanilla Sherry is aged in a seaside, cool climate.

  • Double Gold Medal, 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • Gold Medal, 2016 International Review of Spirits

Color: Golden amber

Nose: Bright honeydew melon opens up to multi-layer dried fruits, along with toffee and cocoa. Lingering notes of cider and fresh coastal seaspray.

Palate: Rich vanilla bean plays off of zesty orange, melon, and mint. Fresh fruit notes round out the finish.


Kavalan Moscatel Sherry Cask Single Malt Whisky

Kavalan Moscatel Sherry Cask Single Malt Whisky

Kavalan Moscatel Sherry Cask Single Malt Whisky

(750ml; 50-60% ABV; $599 SRP)

Single cask, hand bottled at cask strength. Moscatel Sherry is produced from at least 85% of the grape varietal Moscatel de Alejandria. A naturally sweet wine, Moscatel imparts notes of floral aromas and a honeyed palate. Aging in ex-Moscatel casks in the sub-tropical climate of Taiwan imparts a complex and rich flavor profile to the whisky.

  • Double Gold Medal, 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • Gold Medal, 2016 International Review of Spirits
  • Gold Medal, 2016 International Spirits Challenge

Color: Deep ruby

Nose: Fruity jam, baked chocolate, and floral on the nose.

Palate: Buttery, creamy texture and more dark chocolate. Complimented by notes of dried fruits and toasted nuts on the finish.


Kavalan PX Sherry Cask Single Malt Whisky

Kavalan PX Sherry Cask Single Malt Whisky

Kavalan PX Sherry Cask Single Malt Whisky

(750ml; 50-60% ABV; $699 SRP)

Single cask, hand bottled at cask strength. The new make spirit that matures in PX Sherry casks produces distinctive rich flavors and a classic fruity, nutty aroma. PX Sherry wines are produced using at least 85% of their namesake grape varietal and are particularly sweet in style. However, as they grow older they also gain a rich acidity, conveying elegance in flavor. The used PX casks impart a beautifully rich profile to this expression.

  • Gold Medal, 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • Gold Medal, 2016 International Review of Spirits

Color: Honey gold

Nose: Rosemary, lemongrass, sweet citrus and toffee.

Palate: Fruity and warm, with a creamy texture. Raisin and honey notes compliment the texture on the palate.


Kavalan Port Cask Single Malt Whisky

Kavalan Port Cask Single Malt Whisky

Kavalan Port Cask Single Malt Whisky

(750ml; 50-60% ABV; $299 SRP)

Single cask, hand bottled at cask strength. Port is a Portuguese fortified wine, robust and richly sweet with a higher alcohol content than most table wines. Kavalan Port Cask is fully matured in Portuguese Port barriques, imparting complex fruit flavors such as plum, blueberry, blackberry and strawberry, complimented by a base of rich chocolate.

  • Double Gold Medal, 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • Outstanding Quality Award, 2016 International Wine & Spirit Competition

Color: Deep burgundy

Nose: Rich dried fruits and nutty flavors are complimented by zesty orange peel.

Palate: Cocoa, burnt toffee, brown sugar, and dried apricots meld to impart a beautifully dynamic and robust profile. Finishes with a heavy, creamy texture.

For more information on Kavalan or distribution, visit AnchorDistilling.com or email Info@AnchorSF.com.