Kavalan to release its second STR whisky

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In October of this year, Taiwan-based Kavalan will release its second shaved, toasted and re-charred (STR) whisky in Taiwan as part of a four-bottle Christmas set. The spirit used to make the to be launched whisky was distilled from peated barley. The  whisky will be the first peated expression of Kavalan distillery. 

Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique Single Cask Strength is the first STR whisky from Kavalan distillery, which is part of the distillery’s Solist series. The whisky has been fully matured in used American oak wine barrels, which have been toasted and re-charred.

Late Dr Jim Swam and Kavalan together developed the STR technique in Taiwan, in 2006.  The STR technique endows the beverage with “bigger, bolder, fruitier flavours” along with “smoky malt aromas” from the peated spirit.