Thursday, December 1, 2016

Things to Do: Kavalan Whisky tour, Yilan, Taiwan


Kavalan Whisky  326, Section 2. Yuan-Shan Rd., Yuan-Shan.  Tours daily.  Free.  Tours of this family-owned single-malt whisky distillery begin outside on the lawn of the spacious campus with a viewing of a fiery show presented by coopers refreshing oak barrels.  Inside, a variety of displays enlighten visitors, who also have a chance to view the gigantic copper stills.  The tour concludes with a tasting of several whiskeys.  My favorite was the fruity, light, and silky-smooth classic signature whiskey, which stings the tongue and then tingles all the way down.  I purchased a packable small amount in a cute lab-bottle flask to bring home.  
exterior of Kavalan Whisky distillery in Yilan, Taiwan
exterior of Kavalan Whisky distillery in Yilan, Taiwan


barrel refreshing at Kavalan Whisky distillery in Yilan, Taiwan
barrel refreshing at Kavalan Whisky distillery in Yilan, Taiwan


copper stills at Kavalan Whisky distillery in Yilan, Taiwan
copper stills at Kavalan Whisky distillery in Yilan, Taiwan


Christmas tree at Kavalan Whisky distillery in Yilan, Taiwan
Christmas tree at Kavalan Whisky distillery in Yilan, Taiwan


Carole Terwilliger Meyers tasting at Kavalan Whisky distillery in Yilan, Taiwan
Carole Terwilliger Meyers tasting at Kavalan Whisky distillery in Yilan, Taiwan


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6 comments:

  1. Looks like a fun tour, I'm not a whiskey drinker but love visiting places to sample.

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  2. You look like you're having a darn good time there, Carole! I remember being quite intoxicated from the fumes of the last distillery tour I took. they are SO strong!

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  3. I don't now why but, in the first second, I was surprised to read that the distillery was in Taiwan. I'm not a whisky drinker but if you were one, it would be an interesting place to visit especially with the tasting at the end.

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  4. I'm also not a whisky drinker but I would possibly try it when you say it is fruity and light. I would probably also buy the small flask to bring home for memories sake. It's interesting reading about the different places you're visiting in Taiwan...places that most tourists would not necessarily visit.

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  5. I don't know why I'm surprised that they make whisky in Taiwan but I am. Looks like it was a fun tour.

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