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Wednesday, April 14 2021 - 10:00
Kavalan Sweeps Icons of Whisky, WWA 2021
TAIPEI, April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire-Asianet/ --

Kavalan has beaten out the competition to claim two prestigious Icons of 
Whisky's 2021 
ounced-2/): "Visitor Attraction" for Kavalan Distillery and "World Whisky Brand 
Ambassador" for Kaitlyn Tsai. 

It's now the third time Kavalan Distillery has been named Icon's 2021 Visitor 
Attraction. This year's prize recognizes the innovation of a distillery 
dedicated to telling the story of Kavalan whisky. In 2020, the distillery 
completed its "Kavalan Garden Hall" by incorporating a stunning island cocktail 
bar, redesigned DIY Whisky Lab and tasting room that offers the complete 
Kavalan range and distillery-exclusive cask-to-glass whiskies. Garden Hall aims 
to highlight the natural environment of the distillery and provide visitors 
with an immersive space to experience the Kavalan brand.

Icons of 
nnounced-2/) 2021 World Whisky Brand Ambassador award celebrates Kaitlyn Tsai's 
unique skills in promoting not just Kavalan, but also the land it's from. In 
Kaitlyn's masterclasses and interviews she eloquently explains how the natural 
beauty of Yilan County shapes a whisky known for its complexity, depth and 
smoothness. Time and again, Kaitlyn channels her passion for Taiwan's whisky 
into painting an unforgettable picture of a remarkable whisky.

Kavalan also scored a clutch of top medals in the 2021 World Whiskies Awards 
(WWA). "Best Taiwanese Single Cask Single Malt" went to Kavalan's Solist 
Oloroso Sherry, and "Best Taiwan Single Malt" went to Kavalan Podium, making it 
the second time Podium has won this award after its 2016 win.

Judges on the Solist Oloroso Sherry:

"A real sherry bomb on the nose with intense Pedro Ximénez influence. Notes of 
apricot, sultanas and cherry compote, with some wood influence. On the palate 
it is floral, fruity and sherried, with raisins, peaches, plums, dark chocolate 
and elegant mixed spices."

And on the Podium: 

"A very malty nose with soft spices, vanilla, caramel, dried fruits and a bit 
of tobacco. The maltiness continues onto the palate, where it meets classic oak 
notes, honey, vanilla, roasted hazelnuts and a touch of smoke. The finish is 
prickly and slightly peppery and smoky. Very clean, well balanced and complex."

About Kavalan Distillery 

Kavalan Distillery in Yilan County has been pioneering the art of single malt 
whisky in Taiwan since 2005. Our whisky, aged in intense humidity and heat, 
sources the meltwaters of Snow Mountain and is enhanced by sea and mountain 
breezes. All this combines to create Kavalan's signature creaminess. Taking 
Yilan County's old name, our distillery is backed by about 40 years of 
beverage-making under parent company, King Car Group. We have collected more 
than 450 gold awards or higher from the industry's most competitive contests. 

Media Contact:

Kaitlyn Tsai 
+886(0)39 229 000#7164 

Source: Kavalan

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   Caption: Kavalan Distillery gains 3rd ‘Visitor Attraction of the Year’ award 
by Icons of Whisky


   Caption: Kaitlyn Tsai wins her first ‘World Whisky Brand Ambassador of the