ABV 45.8%
REVIEWED Issue 127
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Brand: Talisker
Expression: Skye
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2015
ABV: 45.8%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islands (Non Islay)
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Editor's Choice
Issue 127
Tasting notes
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Dry, dusty, herbal and lightly tarry peat. Full and rich with a subtle boiled sweet sherry note; an almost Pedro Ximinez-like dried grape and prune note. Well balanced by crisp citrus.
Palate: Soft and earthy with a touch of herbal peat and soot. Sherried dried fruit sits in the background. Quite robust and full with a light salinity and hints of orange and burnt wood.
Finish: Very long with camphor and light eucalyptus notes mingling with the dry peat and tannins.
Comment: Seriously impressive. The combination of oils and soot stick to the palate.
Taster   Neil Ridley
Nose: A creamy smoke, back-dropped by a touch of white pepper, some ashy embers and a golden toffee note.
Palate: Very malty, with a very characterful smoke, some distinct pepper and an underlying sweet treacle note. Pretty awesome stuff.
Finish: The smoke isn’t as dominant as it is upfront, but it’s still there, alongside that wonderful malt.
Comment: Some people say that Scotch has lost its edge, especially compared to bigger, more bombastic world whiskies. They need to try this.
Visit the distillery
Talisker Distillery, Carbost, Isle of Skye, Islands (Non Islay), Scotland
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