Solist Ex-Bourbon Cask

Solist Ex-Bourbon Cask bottle

70cl, 57.8% ABV

Kavalan Solist ex-Bourbon Cask is a delightfully complex, multi-dimensional single malt whisky. Matured in hand-selected, fresh American ex-Bourbon casks, this whisky is available at cask strength and therefore has not been chill-filtered, ensuring it retains a fuller flavour of a natural single malt whisky and a richer mouth feel.

Solist Ex-Bourbon Cask bottle

Tasting Notes

Nose

Classic bourbon cask notes - vanilla, coconut and a hint of citrus zest. That’s joined by uncooked sponge cake mix, spicy cinnamon, caramelised bananas, and sweet and sour tropical fruit.

Palate

Initially dry and very spicy, with clove and cinnamon dominating. Sweet caramel, apple, thin custard and lemon sherbert provide a contrast, which is enhanced by a drop of water - more fruit, including tropical touches, and a hint of menthol.

Finish

Long and lingering, with lemon-infused butter fading to a dry and spicy end. Water shortens the experience, but adds more fruit.

Comment

A punchy cask-strength dram that works both with and without water, depending on the occasion. A pure expression of Kavalan’s core character.