Talisker

1982, 20 Years Old

ABV 58.8%
REVIEWED Issue 38
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Specifications
Brand: Talisker
Expression: 1982, 20 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 20 years old
ABV: 58.8%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islands (Non Islay)
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Editor's Choice
Issue 38
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Scorched earth. Harbour aromas. Seaweed.
Palate: Distant thunder. Seems to rumble and reverberate as the volcanic heat builds ever so slowly. Hot, slightly sour, peppery. Very tightly combined flavours, reluctant to unfurl. When they did, the earth moved.
Finish: Quite quick and sharp. A thunderflash.
Comment: Doesn't sound enjoyable? You bet it was.
9.3
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Light smoke. A complex, slightly restrained nose. Putty, macadamia, moorland, sooty chimney, wet seaweed.
Palate: Delivers all its complexities here. Soft mouthfeel, mixing gentle oak, heather, sweet pear-like fruits then a powerful dark smokiness.
Finish: Iodine. Long. sweet.
Comment: As subtle a Talisker as you'll come across.
8.8
Visit the distillery
Talisker Distillery, Carbost, Isle of Skye, Islands (Non Islay), Scotland
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