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Whisky of the Week: Kavalan Amontillado Sherry Cask Single Malt Whisky

This Taiwanese single malt is fated to become a collectible.

Kavalan Amontillado Sherry Cask Single Malt Whisky

In Edgar Allen Poe’s the Cask of Amontillado, a man takes fatal revenge on a rival after luring him into a wine cellar with the promise of a rare dry sherry. Like the ill-fated nobleman, Fortunato, the spirit in this expression spent considerable time immured in a barrel room. In the end, however, the Kavalan Amontillado Sherry Cask Single Malt Whisky ($599) fared much better. The Amontillado sherry that seasoned the casks was matured with a cap of flor, imbuing it with a fresh baked bread flavor that is evident in the whisky. There are notes of butterscotch and almonds on the palate as well. Smooth and pleasantly oily. Finishes with a spicy zing. (

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