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King Car Kavalan Distillery

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Good for whiskey lovers!!!

This time I went with a group of friends, they bought some whiskeys, I didn’t buy any as I didn’t... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sydney, Australia
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Good place to buy scotch for enthusiasts and for a short visit

If you love whisky, it's worth a visit. For non-whisky drinkers, you could probably skip it. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Asia Y
Redwood City, California
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
No. 326, Sec. 2, Yuanshan Rd., Yuanshan Township, Yilan County 264, 264, Taiwan
+886 3 922 9000
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This time I went with a group of friends, they bought some whiskeys, I didn’t buy any as I didn’t see anything that catch my eyes to grab but three years ago when I went there I was so amazed and bought few bottles as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gallery shows the few steps of whiskey production. Could be something interesting, but the explanation or lack of visual made it hard to comprehend what was going on. There was no guide to show us around as well and everything was pretty independently done....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love whisky, it's worth a visit. For non-whisky drinkers, you could probably skip it. The short museum is just that - short. It's a picturesque facility for sure. My hubby being a whisky dr ken was in heaven. Me - not so much.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Asia Y
Reviewed December 6, 2018

The distillery provides a self-guided walkthrough tour where visitors can read and find out more about the whisky making process. It also provides a quick sharing about whisky tasting and a free small drink to taste. There is a shop that carries many of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dang79
Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

I’m a fan of Scottish single malts and was not sure about these from Taiwan. Glad to admit, they are lovely. We had a tasting and were pleasantly surprised by the subtle differences among them. They were delicious! We also had a great coffee after...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 14, 2018

Had some spare time so took a short trip on the train to King Car Kavalan Whiskey. Well worth the trip. Especially designed for tourists and making of whiskey. Would recommend the whiskey tasting and pay the bit extra and get to choose what you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Jay S
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

We had an excellent English tour (be sure to book this in advance for English!), with a friendly and knowledgeable guide. We enjoyed the opportunity to sample almost everything available, and then ended with a nice meal at the cafe. Worth the trip!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

The distillery is a good learning experience. It is also picturesque in a way. The presentation at the start of the unguided tour was not in English but there were a lot of English write ups along the away so it did not matter. It’s...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2018

This place is good for fist timers who have never been to any distillery. It offers basic info on how whisky is being made, and for the Taiwanese, it is something they are proud of, being the first distillery in Taiwan. At specific timing, they...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

The saddest distillery I have ever visited. It is not easy to come to this place to begin with - either you drive, arrange a private tour or taxi. In our case, we had no plans so we took a cab. 30 minutes from the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Bell T
September 1, 2018|
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Response from JCorina | Reviewed this property |
Hi Bell T If I remembered correctly, the tour shouldn't take longer than 45 mins. The tour is split into 2 parts. The first part of the tour is in the main lobby of the distillery, where you are given a selection of... More
Amelia S
August 24, 2018|
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Response from JCorina | Reviewed this property |
Hi Amelia Although the Kavalan Distillery is quite away from the town center, you can find Mr. Brown Café as well as an Orchid nursery (if my memory serves me) on site that you and your son can wait. The tour itself... More
Bell T
June 2, 2018|
Response from StevenLimkh | Reviewed this property |
If you going on self directed tour, very informative - no reservation required for small groups. However, if you have a large group and like a guided tour, Yes need prior arrangement. Like I mentioned in my write up, even... More