King Car Kavalan Distillery

King Car Kavalan Distillery, Yuanshan: Hours, Address, King Car Kavalan Distillery Reviews: 4/5

King Car Kavalan Distillery

King Car Kavalan Distillery
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,932 contributions
The angels are very greedy
Aug 2021
Kavalan Distillery is known around the world for its outstanding whisky. It matures in oak casks, which impart a special flavour. Whisky afficionados treasure a bottle of Kavalan single malt, one of the world's most treasured whiskys. The Kavalan distillery is up in the mountains in Yilan, in north eastern Taiwan. You may have heard of the "Angels' share, Although Yilan is a cool climate area, the angels, are very greedy, so get your Kavalan whisky while you can.
Written August 23, 2021
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Reinder B
Terschelling, The Netherlands154 contributions
Nice place
Dec 2020 • Solo
Nice to visit this distillery, very professional set up. People speak hardly English, although very friendly. Signs and explanations are all in English. Good tasting as well
Written December 28, 2020
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jeffryb
Keysborough, Australia371 contributions
Save this whiskey for something special
Aug 2020
You have probably heard of "the angels' share, that part of the cask that is lost to evaporation each year. Unfortunately, in Taiwan the angels are very greedy, mainly due to Taiwan's warm climate. Therefore, you should buy your whiskey whlle you can Kavalan Whiskey is excellent; a bit pricey, but it is also very very good. It's worth saving it for someone -- or something -- special.
Written September 17, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,932 contributions
World's best whiskey?
Apr 2020
I have a number of friends who are very knowledgable about whiskey and they rate Kavalan Whiskey, from Yilan on Taiwan's north-east coast as being among the world's best, if not the best, I have visited the distillery several times and spent several hundred dollars on whiskey each time. I intend giving most of it away, so I can share it with my friends, but I will keep at least some of i for myself. I'd rate Kavalan as being at least as good as Jameson's or Bushmills, which I tasted in Ireland..
Written May 30, 2020
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ROCruiser
Claremont, CA4,531 contributions
Surprised
Jul 2019
Without knowing much about whiskey, I was totally surprised by this distillery, especially seeing the many rewards they have won throughout the years. They had whiskey tasting at designated time which we attended. Just not for me. The tour was self-guided with good signage. A huge gift shop/restaurant/coffee shop inside another building. Quite a fun visit.
Written April 15, 2020
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Alice
Singapore, Singapore3 contributions
Kavalan Distillery
Feb 2020 • Couples
Nice selection of liquor 🥃 clean and neat place. Better to arrange own transport as coming out of the place c be challenging.
Written March 6, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,932 contributions
The angels' share
Feb 2020
It is well known among whisky afficionados that a certai9n amount of whisky is lost each year from the casks due to evaporation. That is known as "the angels' share." Unfortunately, in Taiwan's warm clmate, the angles are a bit too greedy, and if the whsky was to be left for 10 years in the barrel, nothing would be left bottle. So, Kavalan is left to mature, then bottled expeditiously. The result is a whisky that can hardly be matched anywhere.
Written February 20, 2020
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Thomas W
Houston, TX144 contributions
Worth a Visit
Feb 2020
You can see the process of how whiskey is made. We are not big drinkers and did not try the free samples after the tour (too early in the day?). There is a coffee shop upstairs from where they have the samples and a "gift shop". It is intereting to learn how whiskey is made and to see the equipment used.
Written February 18, 2020
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Choonfong Lee
Johor Bahru, Malaysia404 contributions
Taiwan's single malt whisky
Dec 2019
This distillery located in Luodong, Yuanshan Township produces the famous Kavalan single malt whisky. There are regular whisky tasting sessions in the showroom plus sales counters to attend to your purchases. We also too a tour of the GMP whisky factory where the fermenting and distilling processes are explained in detail. Worth the visit to increase your knowledge on barley and whisky-making.
Written December 28, 2019
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Anne R
Lucerne, Switzerland184 contributions
A stop as part of our tour with Edison Travels...
Nov 2019
A nice stop-over however it lacks the English speaking guide to show us around as our own guide did off course not have all the detailed knowledge.

The whiskey tasting was only offered in local language and no clue what the lady said - we received a tasting in a glass and max 10 minutes and the whiskey tasting ended. Maybe worth to consider also foreigners do go there and a great tasting experience and the story about the Kavalan would really be an outstanding experience.

We were left to explore ourselves but did not get the true value of the visit.
Written November 20, 2019
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