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King Car Kavalan Distillery

No. 326, Sec. 2, Yuanshan Rd., Yuanshan Township, Yilan County 264, 264, Taiwan
+886 3 922 9000
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It was an okay visit

The place is huge and it was open to the public, no admission fee is required. The tour takes... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Peterson Y
,
Cebu
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Perfect place to stop by and take a break .

Located near Yilan, this is one of the biggest whisky factories around the world. it is enormous as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ntw1215
,
Hong Kong, China
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  • Average18%
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“brown coffee” (10 reviews)
“guided tour” (11 reviews)
“mr brown” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
No. 326, Sec. 2, Yuanshan Rd., Yuanshan Township, Yilan County 264, 264, Taiwan
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+886 3 922 9000
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The place is huge and it was open to the public, no admission fee is required. The tour takes you through a hallway where you can read up on the history on how whiskey is made. They have a display showcasing their products on different...More

Thank Peterson Y
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located near Yilan, this is one of the biggest whisky factories around the world. it is enormous as there are many whisky factories piled up . For the part of the whisky factories, it provides whisky testing ever 20-40 minutes, and there will be around...More

1  Thank ntw1215
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had our driver drive us here after taiping Shan . Apparently you can catch a bus from the Yilan station here . There is free whiskey tasting (the cheapest one). Then you can pay NT1500 to blend your own whiskey and bring home a...More

Thank jolinpl
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

The tour is free, but that's because it's self-guided! Offered in Chinese and English, it was informative and interesting. The tour also includes a free tasting of Kavalan whiskey; unfortunately it was held in Chinese and it felt really rushed. The in-house store sold bottles...More

1  Thank chrisofyvr
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Although not exactly the easiest to get to (what with limited bus service), this place is still worth going to if you like whisky. And if you REALLY like whisky, you might opt to reserve the whole day just to stay here because there are...More

1  Thank jajajajam_b
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Kavalan Single Malt took the whiskey world by storm by grabbing pole position in the 2015 World Whiskies Awards and prestigious accolades by renowned Jim Murray. Thus a visit to Taiwan without visiting Kavalan Distillery by King Car is sacrilegious. Kavalan Distillery is easily accessible...More

1  Thank Steven L
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

If you like whisky, this distillery is worth a visit. KVL Appears to adopt the Scottish processing method using their own high quality spring water and the warmer climate to differentiate itself. Does not really work if you do not speak Chinese. We went beyond...More

1  Thank WonderWorldinUK
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

We booked an English-speaking tour and was not disappointed. The highlight of the visit was the DIY tasting and blending. Truly a unique experience for whisky enthusiasts! The selection of whisky in their shop is also more extensive (obviously). Worth the visit to Yilan if...More

1  Thank Konaloha
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Incredible that a Taiwan Whiskey beat Scottish, Irish and other whiskeys for the best award! Huge facility but no real tour and only a brief tasting that lasted 5 Min. A big shop with wide selection of Kavalan whiskies for you to bring some home.

Thank nsl115
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

This is a nice place to visit if you like to learn more about whisky manufacturing. You get to go up a viewing deck to see how its made. There's also a free whisky tasting every hour.

Thank Joey M
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Christinechay
11 April 2018|
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Response from Steven L | Reviewed this property |
Hi Christine, believe you might be able to arrange an English speaking guide. Do check their website. I saw a group with an English speaking guide.
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mloz
23 January 2018|
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Response from Joey M | Reviewed this property |
nope. the airport is duty free. The distillery though has a wider selection.
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mloz
23 January 2018|
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Response from JCorina | Reviewed this property |
Hi Mloz I don't think the distillery will be open, as it is after all the biggest holiday celebration. But you will need to get a friend or travel to call to confirm.
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