Talisker

Talisker

1986, The Distiller's Edition

ABV: 45.8%

Age: No age statement Years Old

Style: Single Malt

Country: Scotland

Region: Islands (Non Islay)

Overall
Score

7.5

Tasting Notes

Nose

A much sweeter aroma than the standard 10 Years Old, with the peat playing a much more liberated role with less spiciness. Soft sherry with a suet/sultana pudding heaviness to the malt.

Palate

Big, rumbling peat, first crisp and hard, then much, much softer. Again the mouthwatering grape keeps the spiciness to a minimum.

Finish

Peat and cocoa combine and the sweet/dry ratio remains in perfect balance throughout. Really big malt, this time free of the peat with the vanilla topping it all off.

Comment

Wonderful whisky: a rare case where sherry cask doesn't spoil but merely offers a variation on a theme. No peat-lover should miss this one. But don't expect the usual explosiveness.

Taster Score
7.5

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