November 20, 2018
TOKYO — Tuesday 20 November 2018 – The second release in a new line of Asian whiskies from leading Japanese spirit retailer dekantā will be a Kavalan Solist Peaty Cask, the first ever bottled independently by a Japanese company and the only Kavalan Peaty Cask bottled independently by any company globally this year so far.
dekantā Oriental ‘Two’ Kavalan Solist Peaty Single Cask (54.8% ABV; 70cl; $399.99) is the second limited edition release in a new range of single cask whiskies from Asia, curated by online retailer dekantā, home of the world’s largest online selection of authentic Japanese spirits. Previously only available to buy at the Taiwanese distillery, peaty cask whiskies from Kavalan’s range have more recently been bottled exclusively for retailers around the globe. So far this year, no other retailers globally have bottled a Kavalan Peaty cask, making this release from dekantā an exceptionally rare edition for 2018.
This cask was hand selected at the Kavalan distillery by dekantā Asian whisky experts, alongside Kavalan master blender Ian Chang. Kavalan Solist Peaty consists of unpeated whisky that has spent time maturing in casks that have formerly been used to mature smoky, peated whisky. This imbues the spirit with a more gentle peaty flavour, which, when combined with Kavalan’s trademark tropical fruit notes, offers a unique whisky tasting experience.
This exclusive whisky comes hot on the tail of the first release in the dekantā Oriental range, ‘One’ Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique Single Cask (57.8% ABV; 70cl; $399 RRP), launched at a high-profile event at Manhattan restaurant & bar, Fine & Rare in October. Both whiskies are exclusive single cask bottlings from award-winning Kavalan distillery in Taiwan, the latest of which breaks new ground for independently bottled Asian whiskies.
Each of the whiskies in the dekantā Oriental range is hand selected from acclaimed Asian distilleries, both leading and upcoming. Having long been a vocal champion of whisky, other spirits, and most recently, wine from Japan, dekantā now aims to showcase the craftsmanship of the very finest distilleries, wineries and artisan spirit producers from across Asia. “Japanese whiskies have cast a spotlight on a continent which is producing spirits to challenge the major players on the world stage,” said dekantā director Makiyo Masa. “We’re thrilled to continue working with Kavalan, one of Asian whisky’s rising stars, for the second release in this exciting new range of whiskies.”
dekantā Oriental ‘Two’ Kavalan Solist Peaty Single Cask are available for worldwide delivery from dekanta.com; only 116 bottles are available. For more information, visit: https://dekanta.com/dekanta-oriental
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dekantā offers the world’s largest online selection of authentic Japanese spirits and, since the opening of its online store in 2015, has delivered to 127 countries across every continent in the world. A family owned and run business, dekantā’s founders have been selling collectibles since 1985 and specialize in rare, collectible, and new release single malt Japanese whisky. dekantā offers worldwide delivery on an extensive range of Japanese single malt whisky, Japanese grain whisky and Japanese blended whisky, in addition to Scottish whisky released for the Japanese market only.
When it was established in 2005, Kavalan was first distillery on the island of Taiwan. Based in Yilan County, south of the Taiwan capital, Taipei, Kavalan benefits from the pure water, fresh air and subtropical climate of the region, making it an ideal place for whisky production. High humidity and an annual average temperature of a balmy 22 degrees celsius accelerate the maturation process of Taiwanese whiskies, resulting in a fruity, rich spirit that is old before its time.