Whisky Review: Talisker Aged 25 Years 2007 Edition

Style: Dignified Fruits, Smoky and Vibrant Nose: A silky sherry veil wrapping around deliciously baked tropical fruits gently. Grains of sea salt and black pepper sprinkled into the mix, lemon myrtle and spearmint streamlined and embedded at the core. Raspberry sorbet, coconut milk and subdued tarry smoke flickering at the back. Harmonious aroma but at…

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Whisky Review: Talisker Aged 10 Years

Style: Fruity, Smoky and Complex Nose: Caramel sauce drizzling onto tropical fruits. A small piece of waxy honeycomb, peat smoke and a subtle note of sea spray. Plenty of white pepper floating around, wood chips, red liquorice at the back giving a decent depth. Complex and integrated aroma, very nice. Palate: Tropical fruits, coconut shreds…

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Whisky Review: Talisker 1977 Aged 35 Years Special Release 2012

Style: Bright and complex Nose: Delicate stewed tropical fruits sprinkled with supple white pepper spices. Briny peat, a delicate, continuous copper undertone which is nicely protected by an emphatic layer of honey wax. Zippy lemon and orange drop shaping up beautifully, a touch of sour blackberry, sparkling vanilla sugar granules at the back.  Palate: Delicious…

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Whisky Review: Talisker Neist Point

Style: Sweet and Smoky Nose: Warm, rich almonds with a touch of signature meatiness on the nose. Subtle, dry maritime minerals clinging on the wave of vanilla meringue which is lightly smoked by the peat. Sweet plums painted with caramel sauce, dry black pepper crackling gently. Pleasantly balanced aroma. Palate: Sea breeze riding more on…

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Dram Review: Gordon & MacPhail Secret Stills Distillery 01 Release 02 (Talisker)

[45.0%・21 Years Old・Distilled in 1986・Bottled in 2007・Gordon & MacPhail Bottling・Limited Release of 1860 Bottles] Nose: On the nose it’s black forest sponge cake made with fine vanilla grain and a couple of mint leaves to dress, so soft it feels like falling on a bed of cotton. Despite the sherry influence though the maritime note…

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Dram Review: Talisker Aged 20 Years

[62.0%・20 Years Old・Distilled in 1981・Bottled in 2002・Official Bottling・Limited Release of 9000 Bottles] I tasted this vintage Talisker a while back at Baxter Inn, where noise-cancelling earphones really came in handy. Nose: Smoky and earthy on the nose, aged ham and subtle meat rub spices. Toffee, almonds with notes of poached dark fruits on the back end. Let…

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