Hailing from Taiwan, this distillery took out the recent 2015 single malt of the year award with their Kavalan Solist, and just by looking at their other whiskies it's easy to see why. This expression is actually a blend of casks, first starting its life in a brand new American oak cask and then being transferred to a first fill American cask to finish it's life in the barrel. This adds another layer of depth, already enhanced by the uinique climate the whisky spends its time in. Both ripe and under-ripe fruit are prominent with vanilla, coconut and spices with a great barley driven backbone. . This is a stunner of a whisky that absolutely pops off the bar with character. Highly recommended.