Podium

Podium bottle

70cl, 46% ABV

Winner of Best Taiwanese Single Malt at the World Whiskies Awards 2016, Kavalan Podium is aged in a combination of virgin oak and refill casks.

Podium bottle

Tasting Notes

Nose

Intense fruit – concentrated pineapple, apple, pear and mango, with sharp candied fruit notes hiding behind. Resinous oak notes develop, along with vanilla and fragrant incense.

Palate

Softer than expected from the nose, with oaky spice and sweet pineapple up front. The fruitiness softens and spicy oak rolls in alongside sweet vanilla. As the sweetness fades, fragrant citrus and spiced cake batter appear, with fruit skin, aniseed and touches of damp oak.

Finish

Soft spice, butter and sponge cake slowly fade to anise and apple pip bitterness.

Comment

A fragrant and intensely fruity whisky that is reminiscent of the incense-laden style of some Japanese whiskies.