I've been wanting to visit the King Car Whisky Distillery in Yilan for quite some time but just never got around to do so. However, with our good friend Jim having the weekend off during his recent business trip to Taiwan, we decided to go check it out.
The distillery was located inside a huge campus, owned by the King Car Group. It had all these different buildings and plants spread throughout its grounds with large open fields of grass and trees in-between. A nice sight for anyone living in a concrete jungle like Taipei.
This building was the first stop of the tour, which was the convention center.
Once inside the convention center, they escort you to a theatre where they give a presentation on the extensive history of the King Car Group and also on the distillery itself.
Once the presentation ended, we walked over to the distillery. You can see the name "KAVALAN" on the side of the building pictured above, which is the name of whisky being made here. That name was derived from the Kavalan aboriginal tribe that inhabited the area.
You can have a guided tour or roam about on your own. We opted for the latter option as the tours were in Chinese. They do have English tours but you need to call ahead of time to let them know.
I could use something like this at home.
We went to this building later on where they had some food court, a gift shop and of course a whisky sampling and tasting area.
Line up for the free sampling. What a bunch of alcoholics!
Jim playing with Olivia. She was having a good time.
Cool sampler set that I bought.
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