This rare single cask, bottled exclusively for UptownSpirits.com, comes from 100% malted barley initially aged in American Oak casks. The finest ruby, tawny, and vintage Port casks were selected and imported from Portugal, where they are then used to finish the whisky for one year. Kavalan Distillery’s location in Yilan, Taiwan was chosen for its proximity to the cold spring water of Snow Mountain and the salty Pacific Ocean air. The subtropical heat and high humidity of Yilan cause an accelerated maturation, ensuring a rich, complex whisky in just a few years. This cask in particular produced a small yield, maximizing the concentrated flavors of chocolate, stone fruits, berries, and citrus that promise to please the palate.