Nose: Light honey and vanilla. Fresh tropical fruits. Apples, bananas, pears, papaya, mango, coconut, malt, and hints of oak. Very Kavalan.
Palate: Creamy mouthfeel. Malty and fruity with a semi-dry tang to it. Oak, pepper, mango, coconut, banana, baking spices.
Finish: Vanilla, roasted dark coffee beans, white pepper, and chocolate. Long, with a nice interplay of flavours.
Thoughts: I’d be interested in finding out exactly what kinds of casks were used for this. I suppose when you have that many casks lending their flavours, they might muddle each others’ distinctiveness. Clearly, there’s an interesting interplay of flavours here, but it’s hard to pinpoint anything specific in terms of casks. Certainly bourbon and sherry casks can be counted in, but the rest? Either way, this has a lovely balance and a dynamic palate, with flavours and spices bouncing off of each other to good effect. Another solid Kavalan here.