July 22 2021  |  Spirits & Tobacco

Kavalan wins Worldwide Whiskey Trophy for 5th time

By Wendy Morley

Kavalan, which exploded on the scene in 2015, has once again claimed the World Whisky Producer of the Year Trophy from the International Spirits Challenge (ISC).

In 2021 alone, Kavalan has won the following awards:

  • ISC World Whisky Producer of the Year Trophy
  • ISC Spirit Tourism Awards Distillery Visitor Centre Trophy
  • IWSC Worldwide Whiskey Trophy

Additionally, the Taiwanese distillery won a number of “Gold Outstanding” and “Gold” for individual whiskies, noted below.

Kavalan Podium Wins 2021 IWSC Worldwide Whiskey Trophy

At the 2021 International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC), Kavalan won the Worldwide Whiskey Trophy for the fifth time, for its Kavalan Podium Single Malt Whisky. Of only eight Gold Outstanding medals the IWSC judges awarded across the entire contest, Kavalan won seven of them.

Podium, which is aged in a mix of virgin American oak casks with refill casks, was described by judges as follows: “Lifted oak notes on the nose with roasted coffee beans, honeysuckle and rose aromas. The spicy, weighty palate opens with an array of forest fruits and is bright and full and ends with a dusting of sweet porridge and nutmeg. Expertly balanced.”

Kavalan wins 2021 World Whisky Producer of the Year Trophy and Tourism Awards Trophy at the International Spirits Challenge

In addition to awards for its spirits, Kavalan collected the Distillery Visitor Centre Trophy in recognition of innovation and excellence among global distilleries.

CEO Mr Lee stated that he had congratulated his team and asked them to keep up the good work. “We want to keep delivering quality to our fans and critics around the world.”

List of 2021 IWSC Awards

Trophy

  • IWSC Worldwide Whiskey Trophy

In total, Kavalan scooped 15 of the 28 Gold or Gold Outstanding medals bestowed in the world whisky category.

Gold Outstanding

98 Kavalan Podium Single Malt Whisky

98 Kavalan Distillery Reserve Peaty Cask Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

98 Kavalan Distillery Reserve Rum Cask Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

98 Kavalan Solist Manzanilla Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

98 Kavalan Solist Moscatel Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

98 Kavalan Artist Series: Paul Chiang - Puncheon Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

98 Kavalan Artist Series: Paul Chiang - Virgin Oak Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

Gold

96 Kavalan 10th Anniversary Earth Silver Wine Cask Matured Single Cask Single Malt Whisky

96 Kavalan Artist Series: Paul Chiang - French Wine Cask Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

95 Kavalan Concertmaster Port Cask Finish Single Malt Whisky

95 Kavalan Distillery Select No. 2 Single Malt Whisky

95 Kavalan Oloroso Sherry Oak Single Malt Whisky

95 Kavalan Solist Fino Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

95 Kavalan Solist Port Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

95 Kavalan Artist Series: Paul Chiang - Peated Malt Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

List of 2021 ISC AWARDS

Trophy

  • ISC World Whisky Producer of the Year Trophy
  • ISC Spirit Tourism Awards Distillery Visitor Centre Trophy

Golds

  • Kavalan Classic Single Malt Whisky
  • Kavalan Concertmaster Port Cask Finish Single Malt Whisky
  • Kavalan Distillery Select No. 2 Single Malt Whisky
  • King Car Conductor Single Malt Whisky
  • King Car 40th Anniversary Selected Wine Cask Matured Single Malt Whisky
  • Kavalan 10th Anniversary Earth Silver Wine Cask Matured Single Cask Single Malt Whisky
  • Kavalan 10th Anniversary Sky Gold Wine Cask Matured Single Cask Single Malt Whisky
  • Kavalan Distillery Reserve Peaty Cask Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
  • Kavalan Solist Madeira Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
  • Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
  • Kavalan Solist Moscatel Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
  • Kavalan Solist ex-Bourbon Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
  • Kavalan Solist Port Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

Kavalan Artist Series: Paul Chiang - Virgin Oak Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky

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