30 Years Old

ABV 45.8%
REVIEWED Issue 105
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Brand: Talisker, Diageo
Expression: 30 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 30 years old
Year of bottling: 2012
ABV: 45.8%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islands (Non Islay)
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Sort of a cross between an old style chemist shop and a patisserie: sweet pastries and brioche mixed with an earthy, Barbour jacket note.
Palate: A zip of citrus followed by an apple and poached pear sweetness. There is a peppery bite as well as waves of soft peat smoke.
Finish: Creamy oak with that earthy note returning in time.
Comment: Oak slightly dominates but this would be nit-picking. A great well aged dram.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Oaky and lightly oily. Wet decks and light alcohol. Has depth and heft. In the background some burning heather and a little sweet leather.
Palate: Very sweet start and then a peppery attack, but this time it is covered with more fruit and oakiness. A lightly herbal quality creeps in at the back. Rich and chewy.
Finish: Delicate smoke emerges.
Comment: Great age but a little grippy. Undoubtedly a great dram but not a patch on the 25 Years Old.
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Talisker Distillery, Carbost, Isle of Skye, Islands (Non Islay), Scotland
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