ABV 45.8%
REVIEWED Issue 127
Brand: Talisker
Expression: Skye
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 45.8%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islands (Non Islay)
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
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Issue 127
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Talisker Distillery, Carbost, Isle of Skye, Islands (Non Islay), Scotland
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.
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