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The World’s Best Whiskey According To World Whiskies Awards Comes From Taiwan

  • by Yoey
  • 7 Years ago
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A whisky made in Taiwan has taken the title of world’s best single malt whisky 2015 for its “sweet pruney” flavors and dry, walnut finish.

After Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible named The Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry 2013 from Japan the best in the world, another group has proclaimed the Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique Single Cask Strength whisky from Taiwan the world’s best single malt whisky 2015.

It’s an outcome that rubs salt into the wounds of Scotland’s whisky industry and boosts Asia’s reputation as a formidable player in the spirits market.

It’s also an impressive feat for a distillery that only just released its first bottle of whisky in late 2008.

Developed to appeal to the Taiwanese palate, Kavalan whiskies have fruitier flavor profiles thanks to the use of different casks and barrels.

Kavalan means “flatland people” and is named after the aboriginal ethnic group which originally inhabited the modern-day Yilan County, home to the distillery.

Judges of the World Whiskies Awards, hosted by TheDrinksReport.com, heap a plethora of evocative adjectives on the winning whisky: nutty, meaty, pruney, clove, chili, dry cinnamon, walnut, incense, caramel, marzipan, coffee-vanilla, fudge and sandalwood.


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“Live good Drink good Eat good” Graduate of Dillard University majoring in Public Relations/Brand Imaging. A New Orleans Native but born in Memphis,TN. Was raised as a Air Force brat having lived before in Germany and visited frequently to countries like England and France. While living in Europe a love for fashion and all things extravagant became a lifestyle easy to embrace. Returning to New Orleans fashion still played a major role in life for him. Now partnering with long time friend Nick to create the chic cultural blog site Myhellofalife.com Yoey is focused more than ever on making his dreams a reality, while doing what he enjoys the most; enjoying a hell of a life.

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  1. best whiskey huh

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