Type: Single Malt
Score: 92 points
Taiwan’s King Car Distillery has been known for its Kavalan single malts, but this is the first bottling to carry the King Car name. The nose is spicy and still smooth, with notes of honey, pipe tobacco, old leather, toasted oak, and a hint of wood smoke. The taste starts off creamy, followed by a nice spicy buildup of chili peppers balanced with notes of black tea and lemon underneath. The spice fades slowly to reveal touches of honey, coconut, and vanilla. The finish is long and lingering with a good balance of spices and a subtle fruity touch of papaya. Excellent for such a young whisky!