Port Cask Finish

Port Cask Finish bottle

70cl, 40% ABV

Kavalan Port Barrique single malt whisky is matured in specially selected American oak casks and then finished in port barriques. The port barrique influence mellows the flavours and adds a fantastic smoothness to the whisky. 

Port Cask Finish bottle

Tasting Notes

Nose

Initially very rich, with manuka honey, candy floss, sugared raisins and vanilla sugar. Lighter, fruity notes develop, including mango and sweet apple.

Palate

Weighty and spicy, with sharp clove and cinnamon notes leading to rich and sweet centre of stewed and dried fruit. The lighter notes found on the nose slowly develop on the palate, with sweet and sour apples and tropical notes making an appearance.

Finish

Medium in length, with soft fruit turning towards vanilla, cream and spice.

Comment

While the port finish has added the rich, dark fruit notes that you’d expect, the core Kavalan flavour is still there, providing a backbone.