[Sold Out] Break Even XIV: Kavalan Solist Single Casks Part 1/3 [2018.08.05.]

Break Even XIV: Kavalan Solist Single Casks Part 1/3

Sunday, August 5th 2018, Hobart Tasmania


– Kavalan Solist Single Casks Part 1/3 –
– American Oak –

Hoposphere invites you to Break Even XIV, on Sunday the 5th of August 2018.

This is your rare opportunity to taste the oldest Kavalan Solist Single Casks to have ever reached Australia.

Sam from Hoposphere has been an avid collector of Kavalan since their first release, and for this round he will be delving into his personal collection to bring out some of the rarest Kavalan Solists to date.

Our first series will cover the use of American Oak in the Kavalan Solist Series. We will taste 4 vastly different Vinho Barrique Single Casks side by side, and compare 2 Ex-Bourbon Single Casks. Including an extinct first release bottling and a 2015 Solist Vinho Barrique, sister cask to the WWA 2015 Worlds Best Single Malt Whisky. 

A cheese platter and light finger foods will be provided on the night, and a welcome drink from Modus Operandi Brewing upon arrival.  

Tickets are limited to 24 people, with RSVP essential.

 Contact: sam@hoposphere.com for details

Tickets Limited: $80 Per Person / Sold Out
When: Sunday, August 5th 2018, 16:00 – 18:00
Where: The Worlds End Brewpub, Sandy Bay
Attire: Casual! No wank or whisky snobbery


The Line Up:
  • #1: Kavalan Distillery (Taiwan) – Kavalan Solist Series: 2012 Vinho Barrique Australia & NZ Exclusive Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky [57.8%]

[ Sold Out / Single Cask ] 

Distilled: December 2012 Bottled: March 2017
– 2017 Release Bottled Exclusively For Australia & New Zealand – 

‘Vinho is fully matured in used American oak wine barrels that have been toasted and recharred in a way that brings out fruity vanilla notes from the whisky and wood overlaid on a delicate background of complex fruitiness. It has a complex and multi-dimensional background of pepper, spice, dates and other fruits, such as ripe melon and mango together with kiwi and a delicate blend of citrus fruits burst.’

Cask Number: W121225023A

Bottle Number: 069/210

Cask Type: American Oak Wine Barriques

Cask Filled: 2012/12/25

Bottle Date: 2017/03/08

Alcohol By Volume: 57.8%


  • #2: Kavalan Distillery (Taiwan) – Kavalan Solist Series: 2013 Vinho Barrique Taiwan Exclusive Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky [57.1%]

[ Sold Out / Single Cask ] 

Distilled: January 2013 Bottled: July 2017
– 2017 Taiwanese Release Vinho Barrique Single Cask –

‘Vinho is fully matured in used American oak wine barrels that have been toasted and recharred in a way that brings out fruity vanilla notes from the whisky and wood overlaid on a delicate background of complex fruitiness. It has a complex and multi-dimensional background of pepper, spice, dates and other fruits, such as ripe melon and mango together with kiwi and a delicate blend of citrus fruits burst.’

Cask Number: W130111042A

Bottle Number: 214/239

Cask Type: American Oak Wine Barriques

Cask Filled: 2013/01/11

Bottle Date: 2017/07/31

Alcohol By Volume: 57.1%


  • #3: Kavalan Distillery (Taiwan) – Kavalan Solist Series: 2011 Ex-Bourbon Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky [59.4%]

[ Sold Out / Single Cask ]

Distilled: November 2010 Bottled: January 2016
– 2016 Release IWSC Trophy Winner 2016/2017 – Gold Outstanding –

‘Kavalan Solist ex-Bourbon is a delightfully complex, multi-dimensional single malt whisky, with vanilla, fruit and coconut highlights. Matured in hand selected fresh American ex-Bourbon casks, the whisky is available at cask strength and non chill-filtered hence it retains a fuller flavour of a natural single malt whisky.’

Cask Number: B101117057A

Bottle Number: 153/164

Cask Type: American Oak Ex-Bourbon Barrels 

Cask Filled: 2010/11/17

Bottle Date: 2016/01/29

Alcohol By Volume: 59.4%


  • #4: Kavalan Distillery (Taiwan) – Kavalan Solist Series: 2010 Ex-Bourbon Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky [57.1%]

[ Sold Out / Single Cask ]

Distilled: July 2010 Bottled: January 2015
– 2015 Release Solist Single Cask 2016 IRS Superlative 98 Points – 

‘Kavalan Solist ex-Bourbon is a delightfully complex, multi-dimensional single malt whisky, with vanilla, fruit and coconut highlights. Matured in hand selected fresh American ex-Bourbon casks, the whisky is available at cask strength and non chill-filtered hence it retains a fuller flavour of a natural single malt whisky.’

Cask Number: B100723021A

Bottle Number: 059/199

Cask Type: American Oak Ex-Bourbon Barrels

Cask Filled: 2010/07/23

Bottle Date: 2015/01/12

Alcohol By Volume: 57.1%


  • #5: Kavalan Distillery (Taiwan) – Kavalan Solist Series: 2009 Vinho Barrique Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky [58.6%]

[ Sold Out / Single Cask ] 

Distilled: March 2009 Bottled: March 2015
– 2015 Release Pre-WWA 2015 Worlds Best Single Malt Whisky – 

‘Vinho is fully matured in used American oak wine barrels that have been toasted and recharred in a way that brings out fruity vanilla notes from the whisky and wood overlaid on a delicate background of complex fruitiness. It has a complex and multi-dimensional background of pepper, spice, dates and other fruits, such as ripe melon and mango together with kiwi and a delicate blend of citrus fruits burst.’

Cask Number: W090327023A

Bottle Number: 112/183

Cask Type: American Oak Wine Barriques

Cask Filled: 2009/03/27

Bottle Date: 2015/03/12

Alcohol By Volume: 58.6%


  • Kavalan Distillery (Taiwan) – Kavalan Solist Series: 2007 Single Cask Vinho Barrique Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky [59.2%]

[ Sold Out / Single Cask ] 

Distilled: December 2007 Bottled: December 2011

– 2011 First Release SWSC Gold Outstanding Solist Vinho Barrique Single Cask  –

‘Vinho is fully matured in used American oak wine barrels that have been toasted and recharred in a way that brings out fruity vanilla notes from the whisky and wood overlaid on a delicate background of complex fruitiness. It has a complex and multi-dimensional background of pepper, spice, dates and other fruits, such as ripe melon and mango together with kiwi and a delicate blend of citrus fruits burst.’

Cask Number: W071210016

Bottle Number: 186/197

Cask Type: American Oak Wine Barriques

Cask Filled: 2007/12/10

Bottle Date: 2011/12/26

Alcohol By Volume: 59.2%


 Tickets Limited: $80 Per Person / Sold Out
When: Sunday, August 5th 2018, 16:00 – 18:00
Where: The Worlds End Brewpub, Sandy Bay
Attire: Casual! No wank or whisky snobbery

Contact: sam@hoposphere.com

The Next Break Even Tasting:

Break Even XV: Peat & Greet – Round 3. Peated Single Malts [2018.08.19.]

Sunday, August 19th 2018, Hobart Tasmania

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