Don’t they import the malt for that though? They could import the corn.
Wondered about that, too, but already Kavalan is super expensive due to angel’s share in the sub-tropics. I don’t think Taiwanese palates would value a NT$2-$3k bottle of bourbon when white-label Beam can be had cheap, and because it’s not
Scotch whisky I doubt that any foreign market would provide a purchasing base sufficiently strong enough to build a brand (might be able to sell bottles based on curiosity alone, but those might be one-off sales only).
Bourbon isn’t usually aged as much as whisky, so the angel’s share loss might be smaller and the price might be lower. But I think a Taiwan “bourbon” would still probably be sold at an above-market price, at least based on Kavalan’s experience.
Still, you never know what devious marketing minds can come up with.
Ha, the magic word ‘CHEAP’!
Yes, bit of a brain fart on my part of course. I kind of assumed corn commodities were higher but that doesn’t appear to be the case. I think a corn based whiskey would be a really interesting experiment here.
It’s like cheap lager, rice, corn and some barley.
It would be. Naming it would be fun. Lao Ye Ye maybe.
This store (CAPE liquor) has 4 for NT$1000 Wu Fu (5th) road and MinQuan Kaoshiung City.
Don’t think I won’t do a road trip.
If everyone just buys 250 NT$ Bourbon, they’ll be out of business soon.