世界威士忌競賽(World Whiskies Awards, WWA)在2015年3月19日於倫敦舉辦頒獎晚宴，除頒發日前宣布的獎項之外，更在晚宴上公佈噶瑪蘭經典獨奏Vinho葡萄酒桶單一麥芽威士忌榮獲2015世界最佳單一麥芽威士忌(2015 World's Best Single Malt)、亞洲最佳單一麥芽威士忌(2015 Best Asian Single Malt)之大獎殊榮。大賽評審對此款威士忌好評如潮：「出奇滑順的口感！(surprisingly smooth on the palate)」、「像是波本酒加進了巧克力牛奶！(it’s like Bourbon infused milk chocolate)」
To mature their Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique expression, the King Car distillers in Taiwan use casks which have held both red and white wines, before being re-toasted. The whisky is fully matured in these casks to help their Taiwanese single malt develop a bold, expressive flavour profile brimming with berry, plum and caramelised sugar notes.
World's Best Single Malt Whisky2015! Lots of stewed fruits on the nose. There’s also aged Bourbon notes. Water brings out custard creams. Surprisingly smooth on the palate. The alcohol is very present. It’s like Bourbon infused milk chocolate.
Another nutty, meaty, savoury nose, with sweet notes in the backdrop. Very sweet pruney flavours initially on the palate, with fruit cake and big clove, chilli and dry cinnamon. Walnut and hazelnut on the very dry finish.
Caramel, marzipan, coffee-vanilla, fudge, rich, creamy, dried black fruits. Integrated and surprisingly light. Element of sandalwood. Starts creamy, waters out, almost disappears before rubbing hot brown sugar into the oesophagus. Tiny bitter trace.