Kavalan Solist Madeira Cask was produced as a single cask bottle from Taiwanese distillery King Car. While Madeira finishes are reasonably prolific, aging whisky completely in hand-selected Madeira casks for upwards of 5 years is not very common. Keep in mind the aging process happens much quicker in tropical climates so younger Kavalan expressions are the norm, not the exception. And even with this short maturation period, the Angels took their fair share - with the total outturn from this cask reduced to only 226 bottles.
Nose: Intense - Demerara sugar, burnt caramel, cherries, nuts, hints of nutmeg and tobacco.
Palate: Punchy, creamy, strawberry jam, cherries, black peppers, oak spices, chocolate, cooked fruits.
Finish: Very long - oak spices, cinnamon, caramelized butter, Slightly citric and spicy on the back palate.