Established by the King Car Group, the Kavalan distillery is the first (and only) whisky distillery in Taiwan. Using a building in Yilan along with Taiwan’s unique natural resources, the Kavalan whisky distillery produced the very first bottles of Taiwan-made whisky back in 2008.
In order to establish a world-class distillery, the King Car Group invited world-class whisky specialists to share their advice on how best to deliver quality whisky while still maintaining a respect for the use of traditional production and distilling methods.
Just a few years after it produced its first bottles of whisky, one of the products of the Kavalan distillery caused quite the stir when it beat three Scotch whiskies and one English whisky in a tasting test held in Leith in Scotland.
The Kavalan distillery has since won several official awards and even earned the accolade of being shortlisted for the “Whisky Visitor Attraction of the Year” in 2011 by Whisky Magazine.
The Kavalan Whiskey Distillery is the retro-looking building in Yuanshan Road in the western part of the Yuanshan Township in Yilan County.