TAIPEI, Taiwan, July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Kavalan, Taiwan's premier whiskymaker, received the biggest award in its category at the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) for its Kavalan Solist Ex-Bourbon Single Cask Strength.
"Our full-flavoured Ex-Bourbon is matured in American ex-Bourbon casks, non chill-filtered and has vanilla, fruit and coconut highlights," said Kavalan Distillery owner Mr YT Lee.
Chairman of the 'Other Whisky' category and Whyte & Mackay Distillers master blender, Richard Paterson, said: "Kavalan is such a young company, yet the outstanding quality and consistency of its whisky is impressive."
ISC judges award a "Trophy" in each category for an "Outstanding Product, [with] Exceptional Quality," scoring it the top 90 to 100 points.
Kavalan's Trophy joins its 5 Gold medals already won in this year's 21st ISC whisky competition for its Ex-Bourbon Oak, Podium, Solist Brandy Single Cask Strength, Solist Moscatel Sherry Single Cask Strength, as well as a gold for the Ex-Bourbon.
Kavalan was also shortlisted for the special recognition global prize "Distiller of the Year," which is "scored … on the performance of all brands entered by a company."
This year, the Solist Amontillado Sherry Single Cask Strength was named the "World's Best Single Cask Single Malt Whisky" by the prestigious World Whiskies Awards (WWA). WWA named Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique its 2015 "World's Best Single Malt Whisky."
About Kavalan Whisky
The Kavalan Distillery in Taiwan has been dedicated to the art of single malt whisky since 2006. The world's first subtropical whisky distiller, it is a pioneer in making whisky in a hot climate, and has collected more than 180 gold awards. At its distillery, a world-class R&D team and UK-trained master blender, together with an international whisky consultant, oversee the production of an annual 5 million bottles of the world's finest-tasting whiskies, including the 2015 World's Best Single Malt Whisky, Solist Vinho Barrique.
Aged in American oak bottles in intense humidity and heat, Kavalan also benefits from sea and mountain breezes and the Snow Mountain's spring water, which combine to create Kavalan Whisky's signature creaminess. Kavalan takes its name from the old name for Yilan County and is backed by 30 years of beverage-making thanks to parent company, King Car Group. It is available in 40 countries. Visit www.kavalanwhisky.com/en/