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King Car Kavalan Distillery

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The Taiwanese people are very proud of the fact their own whsikey brand managed to win "world's... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hong Kong, China
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Whisky tasting and shop

Free tasting is available for all visitors. The souvenir shop has an extensive selection of whisky... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hong Kong, China
via mobile
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
No. 326, Sec. 2, Yuanshan Rd., Yuanshan Township, Yilan County 264, 264, Taiwan
+886 3 922 9000
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Taiwanese people are very proud of the fact their own whsikey brand managed to win "world's best". It's an interesting way to spend an afternoon, do some tasting and enjoy the light buzz as you take the 1 hour car trip back to Taipei.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank FredYin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free tasting is available for all visitors. The souvenir shop has an extensive selection of whisky in all sizes and packages.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ShiningSchnee
Reviewed 3 February 2019

Kavalan Whisky comes in a number of varieties. You can taste whatever variety you desire for a small fee. The limited batch whiskies are stunningly good and well worth the money. All the more unusual for whisky coming from an island not known for producing...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 8 January 2019 via mobile

This time I went with a group of friends, they bought some whiskeys, I didn’t buy any as I didn’t see anything that catch my eyes to grab but three years ago when I went there I was so amazed and bought few bottles as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sutinij
Reviewed 2 January 2019

The gallery shows the few steps of whiskey production. Could be something interesting, but the explanation or lack of visual made it hard to comprehend what was going on. There was no guide to show us around as well and everything was pretty independently done....More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank tevinchew
Reviewed 1 January 2019

If you love whisky, it's worth a visit. For non-whisky drinkers, you could probably skip it. The short museum is just that - short. It's a picturesque facility for sure. My hubby being a whisky dr ken was in heaven. Me - not so much.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Asia Y
Reviewed 7 December 2018

The distillery provides a self-guided walkthrough tour where visitors can read and find out more about the whisky making process. It also provides a quick sharing about whisky tasting and a free small drink to taste. There is a shop that carries many of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dang79
Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

I’m a fan of Scottish single malts and was not sure about these from Taiwan. Glad to admit, they are lovely. We had a tasting and were pleasantly surprised by the subtle differences among them. They were delicious! We also had a great coffee after...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kleewong
Reviewed 15 November 2018

Had some spare time so took a short trip on the train to King Car Kavalan Whiskey. Well worth the trip. Especially designed for tourists and making of whiskey. Would recommend the whiskey tasting and pay the bit extra and get to choose what you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Jay S
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

We had an excellent English tour (be sure to book this in advance for English!), with a friendly and knowledgeable guide. We enjoyed the opportunity to sample almost everything available, and then ended with a nice meal at the cafe. Worth the trip!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bryeung
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Bell T
2 September 2018|
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Response from JCorina | Reviewed this property |
Hi Bell T If I remembered correctly, the tour shouldn't take longer than 45 mins. The tour is split into 2 parts. The first part of the tour is in the main lobby of the distillery, where you are given a selection of... More
Amelia S
25 August 2018|
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Response from JCorina | Reviewed this property |
Hi Amelia Although the Kavalan Distillery is quite away from the town center, you can find Mr. Brown Café as well as an Orchid nursery (if my memory serves me) on site that you and your son can wait. The tour itself... More
Bell T
2 June 2018|
Response from StevenLimkh | Reviewed this property |
If you going on self directed tour, very informative - no reservation required for small groups. However, if you have a large group and like a guided tour, Yes need prior arrangement. Like I mentioned in my write up, even... More