TAIWAN’S KAVALAN LAUNCHED GIN WITH LOCAL FRUIT FLAVOURS
By Siulan Law Mathews DipWSET
Taiwan’s Kavalan has introduced a new triple-distilled gin using a botanical recipe full of tropical flavours, including local specialities like kumquat peels, dried star fruit and guava.
The drink is the first to be launched under the new Kavalan Exquisite Gins series, which will be launched worldwide.
Called Kavalan Gin, the beverage is prepared from a malted barley spirit which has been double-charcoal filtered and triple distilled in conventional stills and bottled at 40% alcohol-by-volume (ABV).
Kavalan CEO Yu-Ting Lee said: “We want to offer a new gin experience in the new year. That’s why, along with the traditional botanicals of juniper, aniseed and coriander, we are giving people a taste of Kavalan’s home in Yilan with kumquat peel, dried star fruit and red-flesh guava botanical extracts,”
“Taiwan is the kingdom of fruits and Yilan itself is lush and wet, offering its own mouth-watering fruits.”
Kavalan master blender Ian Chang added: “After more than ten years of making whisky, I wanted to try my hand at gin and contribute to the global gin renaissance,”
“I’m very excited about crafting a unique series to showcase Kavalan distillery and Yilan and extend a warm welcome to gin drinkers.”
The juniper-blue bottle of the 70cl Kavalan Gin is said to symbolise the spring water of Taiwan’s Snow Mountain.
It was said that the mineral-rich spring water from Snow Mountain gave Kavalan’s whiskies and gins their unique smooth texture.
(the writer can be contacted at: SLawMathews@thewinechronicle.com)
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