Break Even XVIII: Rare Kavalan Solist Single Casks Part 3/3 [2018.10.07.]

Break Even XVIII: Rare Kavalan Solist Single Casks Part 3/3

Sunday, October 7th 2018, Hobart Tasmania


– Rare Kavalan Solist Single Casks Part 3/3 –
– Fino & Brandy –

Hoposphere invites you to Break Even XVIII, on Sunday the 7th 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.

Rare Kavalan Solist Single Casks Part 3/3 will cover two of the most sought after Kavalan expressions, the highly acclaimed Fino Sherry Cask and the Distillery-Only Ex-Brandy Solist.  

Including one of the oldest Fino Sherry Single Casks ever released by Kavalan, distilled back in August of 2006 and bottled in early 2015. 

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 
When: Sunday, October 7th 2018, 16:00 – 18:00
Where: The Worlds End Brewpub, Sandy Bay
Attire: Casual! No wank or whisky snobbery


The Line Up:
  • #1: King Car Distillery (Taiwan/Yilan) – The King Car Conductor: 2013 Release Taiwanese Single Malt Whisky [46.0%]

[ Sold Out / 2013 Release ]

– 2013 Limited Release King Car Conductor – 
– Trophy Winner: Break Even V: Unconventional Single Malts

‘This was the first expression launched in the name of King Car which is the name of the conglomerate. The single malt represents the company’s diversity and multi-faceted business that we do. It is diverse with complex flavours, delicate aromas and multiple layers of background fruitiness. Sweet, rich vanilla, banana but also coconut, a slight pleasant bitterness balancing the sweetness.’


Cask Type: 1st & 2nd Fill, Sherry, Bourbon, Brandy, Port and Rum Casks.

Bottle Date: 2013/12/20

Alcohol By Volume: 46.0%


  • #2: Kavalan Distillery (Taiwan/Yilan) – Kavalan Solist Series: 2010 Fino Sherry Single Cask Strength Taiwanese Single Malt Whisky [57.8%]

[ Sold Out / Single Cask ]

Cask Filled: July 2010 Bottle Date: March 2016

‘Fino, Spanish for ‘Fine’, is the driest and palest of all varieties of traditional sherry wine. Traditional Fino wine is usually dry and is best consumed shortly after the bottle is opened in order to avoid losing its flavour. Kavalan’s Fino, matured in the finest Fino Sherry butts that were used for the wine making, however, provides mild sweetness that excites the palate.’


Cask Number: FI100707002B

Bottle Number: 502/530

Cask Type: Spanish Oak Fino Sherry Cask

Cask Filled: 2010/07/07

Bottle Date: 2016/03/08

Alcohol By Volume: 57.8%


  • #3: Kavalan Distillery (Taiwan/Yilan) – Kavalan Solist Series: 2006 Fino Sherry Single Cask Strength Taiwanese Single Malt Whisky [56.3%] 

[ Sold Out / Single Cask ] 

Cask Filled: August 2006 Bottle Date: January 2015
– 2006 Distillery Only Fino Sherry Single Cask –

‘Fino, Spanish for ‘Fine’, is the driest and palest of all varieties of traditional sherry wine. Traditional Fino wine is usually dry and is best consumed shortly after the bottle is opened in order to avoid losing its flavour. Kavalan’s Fino, matured in the finest Fino Sherry butts that were used for the wine making, however, provides mild sweetness that excites the palate.’


Cask Number: S060814051

Bottle Number: 311/509

Cask Type: Spanish Oak Fino Sherry Cask

Cask Filled: 2006/08/14

Bottle Date: 2015/01/18

Alcohol By Volume: 56.3%


  • Kavalan Distillery (Taiwan/Yilan) – Kavalan Solist Series: Toko Y’s Cask Tokyo Exclusive 2009 Brandy Single Cask Strength Taiwanese Single Malt Whisky [57.8%]

[ Sold Out / Single Cask ] 

Cask Filled: July 2009 Bottle Date: August 2016
– 2016 Tokyo Exclusive Y’s Cask Series Brandy Cask  – 

‘Part of the Kavalan Solist series, matured in the hand-selected and top-quality brandy cask which is then individually and meticulously selected by the master blender with his skill to create uniquely fruity flavors and distinct characteristics for your sampling pleasure. This cask strength single cask malt whisky is non chill-filtered with natural colour to retain the fullest flavours.’


Cask Number: Y090629018B

Bottle Number: 107/136

Cask Type: European Oak Ex-Brandy Cask 

Cask Filled: 2009/06/29

Bottle Date: 2018/01/26

Alcohol By Volume: 57.8%


  • #5: Kavalan Distillery (Taiwan/Yilan) – Kavalan Solist Series: 2009 Brandy Single Cask Strength Taiwanese Single Malt Whisky [59.4%]

[ Sold Out / Single Cask ] 

Cask Filled: July 2009 Bottle Date: January 2014
– 2014 Distillery Only Ex-Armagnac Single Cask – 

 ‘Part of the Kavalan Solist series, matured in the hand-selected and top-quality brandy cask which is then individually and meticulously selected by the master blender with his skill to create uniquely fruity flavors and distinct characteristics for your sampling pleasure. This cask strength single cask malt whisky is non chill-filtered with natural colour to retain the fullest flavours.’


Cask Number: A090709052

Bottle Number: 296/362

Cask Type: French Oak Armagnac Barrel

Cask Filled: 2009/07/09

Bottle Date: 2014/01/14

Alcohol By Volume: 59.4%


  • #6: Kavalan Distillery (Taiwan/Yilan) – Kavalan Solist Series Distillery Reserve: 2011 Ex-Rum Single Cask Strength Taiwanese Single Malt Whisky [57.8%]

[ Distillery Only / Single Cask ] 

Cask Filled: November 2011 Bottle Date: June 2017
– 2017 Release Distillery Only Ex-Rum Single Cask – 

‘The sub-tropical climate of Taiwan, and the pure glacial water from the mountains have had a unique effect on Kavalan whisky matured in these rum casks.’


Cask Number: M111104037A

Bottle Number: 293/403

Cask Type: American Oak Ex-Rum Barrel

Cask Filled: 2011/11/04

Bottle Date: 2017/06/09

Alcohol By Volume: 57.8%


  • #7: Kavalan Distillery (Taiwan/Yilan) – Kavalan Solist Series Distillery Reserve: 2010 Peaty Cask Single Cask Strength Taiwanese Single Malt Whisky [58.6%]

[ Distillery Only / Single Cask ] 

Cask Filled: January 2010 Bottle Date: June 2017
– 2017 Release Distillery Only Peaty Cask Single Cask –

‘Matured in rare,special and hand-select casks. Kavalan Distillery Reserve Single Malt Whisky is available exclusively at Kavalan Distillery and showrooms in limited quantity. The first release in the collection, Kavalan Single Malt Peaty Whisky is the very first peaty whisky from Kavalan. Retaining Kavalan’s trademark subtropical fruit flavours and peerless texture, it will surprise and delight whisky connoisseurs.’


Cask Number: R100104023A

Bottle Number: 163/397

Cask Type: European Oak Ex-Peated Whisky Sherry Butt

Cask Filled: 2010/01/04

Bottle Date: 2017/06/19

Alcohol By Volume: 58.6%


 Contact: sam@hoposphere.com for details

Tickets Limited: $80 Per Person 
When: Sunday, October 7th 2018, 16:00 – 18:00
Where: The Worlds End Brewpub, Sandy Bay
Attire: Casual!


The Next Break Even Tasting: 
Break Even XIX: European Oak vs. American Oak [2018.10.21]

Sunday, October 21st 2018, Hobart Tasmania

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