Whiskey Review: Kavalan ex-Bourbon Oak

Today we taste and review Kavalan ex-Bourbon Oak.

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Comments

John Ohlhausen says:

Let’s see if I can get this into a future vid. What happened when Blue Beard fell into the red sea? He was marooned.

bamboospout says:

This is one of my favourite whiskies right now. Anyone got a recommendation for something similar?

The Spirit Monk[e]y says:

The Spirit Monk[e]y is not pleased with the ice segment… except for the tiny applause tongs.

miles bigelow says:

Makes me proud to be half Taiwanese, I gotta get me a bottle of this now

rockthebuilder says:

I like the intent of the sitting, but it’s not working. Maybe try better chairs and a different backdrop or something? Like something along the lines of the set used for Daniels spoof of Nick Offerman’s silent whisky video perhaps? Rex could wear his robe it’d be epic.

Also someone else said rocking chairs and I like that too.

Pat McDermott says:

Do yourself a favor, go back and watch the Kavalan Concertmaster review from December 2016. Great review, Daniel at his whisky best!

Chris Brown says:

Have you guys tried Widow Jane bourbon? If so what do you think?

Leonid Notik says:

The magnifisent bastard music is Slayer?

Tom McCafferty says:

So, the lesson I’m getting from the last two episodes is, don’t add ice to good whiskey.

CrimsonBloodRose says:

Love you guys.

Love the stories, not a fan of the sitting/story time segment. Perhaps the stories and comments just feel more organic when they’re not singled out as an actual segment.

Joshua Fetter says:

I just had heard about Kavalan the other day and am hyped that you guys just did a review for on of the expressions! I’ll have to look for any other Kavalan reviews you have done. Might buy it if I can scrounge the money together!

raymond mahabir says:

out of curiosity how long does each sommelier level take to complete whisky marketing school?

FilmTech101 says:

please change the camera position, don’t just tilt it down. the way yesterday’s was laid out was much more pleasing to look at

StopCallingMe Shirley says:

$180 for Korean whiskey?

Malt Philistine says:

Love the KaVaLan

Greg Blackburn says:

After watching this episode, I’ve come to a conclusion . . . as a teacher, I’m really glad I never had Rex in my classroom. I can’t imagine teaching him would have been much fun.

BlueMoonFuzz says:

Does anyone have recomendations for meaty whisky? Iv tried laphroaig and ardbeg. I want MEATY.

FERNANDO ZAMORA says:

Tease. ” SEEM TO HAVE DROPPED SOMETHING? ” how dare you sir. PICK IT UP!

PrestigeLiquidsWW says:

Hey guys. I am loving the sitting story time. It has given a good feel to the show. I can’t wait to see what destruction Rex has planned for the end of the month MWUHAHAHAHA!

Tom McCafferty says:

Patrick Kohn should already be a patron saint. The last two bottles are not cheap.

Jordan Aethelric says:

I wanted to know if having a bottle open for a long time could affect the intensity of the peat. I was at a pub last week and decided to try the Laphroaig 10. My wife instantly remarked on the smell as soon as it was placed on the table. My first thought after tasting it was that for something Daniel called the ‘masochism of whisky’ it was incredibly tame. I found it to be the most smooth whisky I’ve tried so far, I found the medicinal and briny flavors subtle and the peat was light. To compare when I got home and tried my Bowmore 12 the ashy notes were much more prominent than Laphroaig. I found Laphroaig very approachable if not just a little boring.
Do you think the bottle could have mellowed that* dramatically over time or is it likely that’s just my own interpretation of the taste?

chris roth says:

One word, barstools.

Ryan B says:

6:31 – Twitch in a nutshell

joseph jackson says:

Have you guys ever considered a trip to Scotland? I’d highly recommend it, i know the price of flights is a bummer, but once you get over here its pretty incredible

Hungry for Apples? says:

If you’re going to sit you need to go this in a lounge.

Dan Rhomberg says:

no on the shot…better yesterday

Noah Gyscek says:

In honor of October, could you recommend some stand out fall whiskies. Maybe even something pumpkin spice, I mean we have pumpkin spice bailey’s, frosted flakes, and popcorn, could be a solid meme

fireborn says:

So… what is with tube socks?

NimbleWolf25 says:

I really appreciate the water and ice segments. Im always curious as to what happens to the flavours to the whiskey when those things are added as Im sure it will be different for each whiskey. All hail the Dark Mooch for this idea!

Lonestar Jmiller says:

I’m famous bit….. I mean MB’s

Heath Garner says:

You should do a review on Conor mcgregor’s proper 12 Irish whiskey

Dick Von ZombieSlayer says:

Why is the top shelf so YELLOW?!?!

Alex Parkin says:

I’m curious if you could recreate popular blended whiskeys. Like having ya’ll recreate Monkey Shoulder.

contentioushackery says:

I really like the new format. Need better chairs but the idea is solid.

David Knight says:

Those “ice tongs” remind me of Mr.Bills hands… OHHH NOOOOO!!!!

zackzenron says:

Rest assured Daniel, you have plenty of supporters who want to see you regain control of the vault and this show. We love Rex being on the show and what he adds, but the Somm must rise.

kghostone says:

2 is better?! Daniel! 2 can be just as bad as one!

No Nonsense Whisky says:

I must be the only whisky drinker on the planet that doesn’t vibe with Kavalan

Complete Subject Change says:

Story time is my favorite part. It just needs segment music, and you guys should get some big, gaudy, stupid, pretentious, chairs.

John Morgan says:

Love the fact of Taiwanese Whisky. On the list…. Love story time. The chairs, not so much. Sitting works well on the Tribe channel – maybe outside or wherever. But the directors’ chairs? Nah. IMNSHO.

LandMaster says:

*how old are these dudes??*

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