Kavalan Releases Triple Sherry Cask Whisky


April 2, 2024

Kavalan Triple Sherry Cask bottle

Kavalan announced the launch of its award-winning Triple Sherry Cask in the U.S. market, marking the Taiwanese distiller’s first major release of 2024.

Located in Yilan County, Kavalan was the first non-government-owned distillery in Taiwan when it first opened in 2005; it has since achieved some of the industry’s highest honors, including IWSC’s “Distiller of the Year,” “Spirits Producer of the Year” and World Whiskies Awards “World’s Best Single Malt.”

It’s also reintroducing the Kavalan Cask Strength Series to the American market for the first time since 2018, with Hotaling & Co. importing a lineup of four whiskies: Kavalan ex-Bourbon Cask Strength, Oloroso Sherry Cask Strength, Vinho Barrique Cask Strength, and Port Cask Strength.

The Triple Sherry (750ml, 43% ABV, $99.99 SRP) is a rare combination of Oloroso, Pedro Ximénez (PX) and Moscatel-aged casks with Kavalan’s velvety texture and signature sweetness. Pedro Ximénez and Moscatel are known as the king and queen of sweet sherry.

“We believe Triple Sherry will win the hearts of U.S. drinkers,” King Car Group CEO Mr YT Lee said in a news release. “It’s the only whisky out there that combines three different sherry casks. The Sherry flavours explode with taste and aromas of dried fruits, rich caramel, sweet maltose and tropical fruits.”

After fully maturing Kavalan’s new make spirit in the three individual sherry casks, Triple Sherry Cask reflects a three-stage balancing act of marrying vats. The process allows the three whiskies, once fully matured in the three respective sherry casks, to rest and meld together in perfect fusion, locking in optimal smoothness.

“During this process, the flavors harmonize through a myriad combination of the three sherry cask whiskies, creating up to nine distinct sherry dimensions,” Senior Blender Zerose Yang said. “With the dried fruits of the Oloroso cask as its main character, Triple Sherry is embellished with the sweetness of PX and Moscatel casks.”

The packaging design features fluid painting intertwined with white, gold, and red colours, which symbolise the multilayered and smooth taste of triple sherry cask whisky. Underscored on the tin capsule is a double silver line, symbolising the Central Mountain and Snow Mountain ranges surrounding Kavalan Distillery.

Kavalan Distillery in Yilan County has been pioneering the art of single malt whisky in Taiwan since 2005. For more information, visit www.kavalanwhisky.com.