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Tuesday, March 27 2018 - 06:07
Kavalan Enters WWA Whisky "Hall of Fame" in Chinese First
TAIPEI, Taiwan, March 27, 2018 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

King Car Group Chairman Mr Tien Tsai Lee and group CEO Mr Yu-Ting Lee, are a 
Chinese first and first father and son to be inducted into the World Whiskies 
Awards (WWA) "Hall of Fame."

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According to the WWA, the award recognises the Lees' standing as two of the 
"whisky greats" and "the most iconic individuals in the industry."

Damian Riley Smith, WWA CEO called Kavalan's founders the "father and son team 
who have transformed the global whisky industry, who have shifted its frontiers 
through entrepreneur passion and innovation." 

He described what they had done as "quite truly magnificent in creating a new 
category, and putting Taiwan on the whisky map, where there was no whisky 
distilling history ever." 

King Car Kavalan CEO Mr YT Lee said "Thank WWA, Kavalan team, the late Dr Jim 
Swan to make Kavalan's dream come true." 

The Hall of Fame is a permanent tribute honouring those individuals who have 
made a lasting contribution to the world of whisky and, was inspired by the top 
100 greatest whisky figures in history who appeared in the 100th edition of 
Whisky Magazine.

The Kavalan Solist Port won 2018 WWA Single Cask Single Malt Whisky-Best 
Taiwanese Whisky. WWA has previously given Kavalan two of its biggest awards 
for the Solist Amontillado Sherry Single Cask 
Strength( which was named the "World's Best Single 
Cask Single Malt Whisky"( in 2016 and its Solist 
Vinho Barrique(, which won the 2015 "World's Best 
Single Malt Whisky("

King Car Group will launch beer, its latest business, later in the year.

About Kavalan Whisky 

Taiwan's first whisky distillery has been pioneering the art of single malt 
whisky since 2006. Kavalan is aged in intense humidity and heat yet benefits 
from sea and mountain breezes and the spring water from Snow Mountain, which 
combine to create Kavalan's signature creaminess. The distillery takes its name 
from the indigenous name for Yilan County, where it is based, and is backed by 
30 years of beverage-making under parent company, King Car Group. It has 
collected more than 250 gold awards including 8 times world whisky winner and 4 
times Spirits Producers of the Year and is available in 68 countries.  Visit

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Source: Kavalan