Established in 2005, Kavalan is Taiwan's first whiskeymaker and the nation's only family-owned whiskey distillery. Kavalan takes the old name of Yilan county where the distillery is located in northeastern Taiwan. The pure water and fresh air make this part of the subtropical island the ideal environment for the production of whiskey. Kavalan Distillery is an entrepreneur's dream come true. Mr. Tien-Tsai Lee, the founder of King Car conglomerate had long dreamed of producing a Taiwanese whiskey, yet it was not until 2002 when Taiwan joined the WTO that his goal could be achieved. The distillery brings together a professional whiskey R&D team with a world-class master blender, Ian Chang.