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Kavalan scoops trophy at ISC

Premium Taiwanese whisky, Kavalan has won the 2016 International Spirits Challenge 2016 trophy for its Solist Ex-Bourbon Single Cask Strength.

Kavalan also won five gold medals in the World Whisky category for its Ex-Bourbon Oak, Podium, Solist Brandy Single Cask Strength, Solist Moscatel Sherry Single Cask Strength and Ex-Bourbon and was shortlisted for Distiller of the Year.

Judges at the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) award a trophy according to the products’ “exceptional quality” and score it between 90 to 100 points. Richard Paterson, Whyte & Mackay Distillers master blender and ISC judge said: “Kavalan is such a young company, yet the outstanding quality and consistency of its whisky is impressive.”

Kavalan’s Solist Amontillado Sherry Single Cask Strength was also named the World’s Best Single Cask Single Malt Whisky at this year’s World Whisky Awards.

Kavalan whisky is produced at the King Car distillery in Yilan, Taiwan and shot to fame after beating a trio of premium Scotch in a blind tasting in 2010 organised by Time magazine, which lead to sales tripling and demand outstripping supply – especially in Asia and the US.

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