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King Car Kavalan Distillery

No. 326, Sec. 2, Yuanshan Rd., Yuanshan Township, Yilan County 264, 264, Taiwan
+886 3 922 9000
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Good daytrip away from Taipei

The tour is free, but that's because it's self-guided! Offered in Chinese and English, it was... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
chrisofyvr
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Burnaby, Canada
For the whisky-lovers

Although not exactly the easiest to get to (what with limited bus service), this place is still... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2018
jajajajam_b
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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No. 326, Sec. 2, Yuanshan Rd., Yuanshan Township, Yilan County 264, 264, Taiwan
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+886 3 922 9000
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The tour is free, but that's because it's self-guided! Offered in Chinese and English, it was informative and interesting. The tour also includes a free tasting of Kavalan whiskey; unfortunately it was held in Chinese and it felt really rushed. The in-house store sold bottles...More

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Reviewed March 19, 2018

Although not exactly the easiest to get to (what with limited bus service), this place is still worth going to if you like whisky. And if you REALLY like whisky, you might opt to reserve the whole day just to stay here because there are...More

Thank jajajajam_b
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Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

Kavalan Single Malt took the whiskey world by storm by grabbing pole position in the 2015 World Whiskies Awards and prestigious accolades by renowned Jim Murray. Thus a visit to Taiwan without visiting Kavalan Distillery by King Car is sacrilegious. Kavalan Distillery is easily accessible...More

Thank Steven L
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Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

If you like whisky, this distillery is worth a visit. KVL Appears to adopt the Scottish processing method using their own high quality spring water and the warmer climate to differentiate itself. Does not really work if you do not speak Chinese. We went beyond...More

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Reviewed January 30, 2018

We booked an English-speaking tour and was not disappointed. The highlight of the visit was the DIY tasting and blending. Truly a unique experience for whisky enthusiasts! The selection of whisky in their shop is also more extensive (obviously). Worth the visit to Yilan if...More

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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Incredible that a Taiwan Whiskey beat Scottish, Irish and other whiskeys for the best award! Huge facility but no real tour and only a brief tasting that lasted 5 Min. A big shop with wide selection of Kavalan whiskies for you to bring some home.

Thank nsl115
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Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

This is a nice place to visit if you like to learn more about whisky manufacturing. You get to go up a viewing deck to see how its made. There's also a free whisky tasting every hour.

Thank Joey M
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Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

Went with friends thinking we would do a short tour and sample some local whiskey. This is a very large operation with high quality single malts. We were there for 3 hours learning about the process and taste testing. Excellent weekend outing

Thank Dean T
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Reviewed January 5, 2018

good to buy whiskey from here as its much cheaper than anywhere else in the world! other than that the tour itself is self-guided, informative , but not very big. if you are a whiskey fan, definately come here and pick up a few bottles....More

Thank Stajin
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Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

This is definitely worth going to, we only stayed about 30min and had a good time. I particularly enjoyed tasting the whisky - delicious :)

Thank Baldwin_Mr
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Christinechay
April 11, 2018|
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Response from JCorina | Reviewed this property |
Hi Christine I don't believe they have English speaking guide in the distillery for the tours. I don't believe we needed to book for the tour. Just present yourselves at the reception.
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mloz
January 23, 2018|
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Response from Joey M | Reviewed this property |
nope. the airport is duty free. The distillery though has a wider selection.
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mloz
January 23, 2018|
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Response from JCorina | Reviewed this property |
Hi Mloz I don't think the distillery will be open, as it is after all the biggest holiday celebration. But you will need to get a friend or travel to call to confirm.
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