Kavalan named ISC Producer of the Year, IWSC Trophy winner
TAIPEI, July 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Kavalan has claimed the World Whisky Producer of the Year Trophy from the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) for the second year running.
The top prize makes it a triple trophy honours season so far for Taiwan’s premier distiller across the 2021 ISC and International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC), combined.
Kavalan has been awarded the 2021:
Kavalan blitzed the first round of the 2021 International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC), winning the Worldwide Whiskey Trophy – for the fifth time – for its Kavalan Podium Single Malt Whisky. The Taiwanese distillery collected 7 of only 8 Gold Outstanding medals that IWSC judges awarded across the entire contest.
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.”
The ISC Spirits Tourism Awards recognises innovation and excellence among global distilleries. Kavalan collected the Distillery Visitor Centre Trophy.
CEO Mr Lee said 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,” Mr Lee said.
List of 2021 IWSC Awards
In total, Kavalan scooped 15 of the 28 Gold or Gold Outstanding medals bestowed in the world whisky category.
98 Kavalan Podium Single Malt Whisky98 Kavalan Distillery Reserve Peaty Cask Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky98 Kavalan Distillery Reserve Rum Cask Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky98 Kavalan Solist Manzanilla Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky98 Kavalan Solist Moscatel Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky98 Kavalan Artist Series: Paul Chiang – Puncheon Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky98 Kavalan Artist Series: Paul Chiang – Virgin Oak Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
96 Kavalan 10th Anniversary Earth Silver Wine Cask Matured Single Cask Single Malt Whisky96 Kavalan Artist Series: Paul Chiang – French Wine Cask Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky95 Kavalan Concertmaster Port Cask Finish Single Malt Whisky95 Kavalan Distillery Select No. 2 Single Malt Whisky95 Kavalan Oloroso Sherry Oak Single Malt Whisky95 Kavalan Solist Fino Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky95 Kavalan Solist Port Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky95 Kavalan Artist Series: Paul Chiang – Peated Malt Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
List of 2021 ISC AWARDS
About Kavalan Distillery
Kavalan Distillery in Yilan County has been pioneering the art of single malt whisky in Taiwan since 2005. Our whisky, aged in intense humidity and heat, sources the meltwaters of Snow Mountain and is enhanced by sea and mountain breezes. All this combines to create Kavalan’s signature creaminess. Taking Yilan County’s old name, our distillery is backed by about 40 years of beverage-making under parent company, King Car Group. We have collected more than 550 gold awards or higher from the industry’s most competitive contests. Visit
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