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    Talisker; Wow!

    Bought this for a family member who insisted on opening it tonight just for a sniff. We poured a couple half-shots into some Glencairn glasses and, wow!

    A bold and nicely structured Islay, I found this to be really fine. It's somewhere in between a Laphroaig and a Lagavulin, and is deep and rich with a slightly peppery finish. I'm getting one for myself tomorrow.

    Cheers!

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    Re: Talisker; Wow!

    I like the wonderful pepperiness and brininess that play with the peat in this Island malt from the Isle of Skye.

    I just finished a 10yo that was a bit bland compared to similar 10yo bottlings from years past. Tim3 told me the tell-tale signs for the older box style, but I forget them now and haven't been fortunate enough to talk with him for some time.

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    Re: Talisker; Wow!

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna56 View Post
    Bought this for a family member who insisted on opening it tonight just for a sniff. We poured a couple half-shots into some Glencairn glasses and, wow!

    A bold and nicely structured Islay, I found this to be really fine. It's somewhere in between a Laphroaig and a Lagavulin, and is deep and rich with a slightly peppery finish. I'm getting one for myself tomorrow.

    Cheers!
    Actually it's not an Islay. As Rughi mentioned, it's from the Isle of Skye.

    Was it the 10 year old? That whisky helped me develop a taste for smokey malts. The 18 is simply divine.

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    Re: Talisker; Wow!

    Quote Originally Posted by Megawatt View Post
    Actually it's not an Islay. As Rughi mentioned, it's from the Isle of Skye.

    Was it the 10 year old? That whisky helped me develop a taste for smokey malts. The 18 is simply divine.
    You're correct, I meant to say "Islay style whisky."
    Yes, it was the 10 YO. I'll have to look for the 18, I didn't see it mentioned on their website.

    The 10 YO is really superb.

    Cheers!

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    Re: Talisker; Wow!

    Checked the website (beautifully done, by the way) and the 18 YO is there.
    I'm on the hunt for some of the 18 YO. Anybody else tried it?
    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luna56 View Post
    Checked the website (beautifully done, by the way) and the 18 YO is there.
    I'm on the hunt for some of the 18 YO. Anybody else tried it?
    Cheers!
    The 18 yr old is probably my favorite dram most days. The peppery spice and toffee richness is sublime. I just killed off my bottle last night... it never lasts long in my house, this time it was open less than a week.
    Whisk(e)y - a bargain at any price !!!

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    Re: Talisker; Wow!

    Screw the distillery character; the 18 is a better whisky! I'll be honest with you folks; I never really got the peppery note out of any Talisker I've tried. At least no more so than other smokey malts.

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    Re: Talisker; Wow!

    I get a little of the peppery character upfront, not so much on the finish.

    Going to look for the 18 in my travels, only the 10 is available here.
    I'm digging the 10, though, it's a mighty fine pour.

    Cheers!

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    Re: Talisker; Wow!

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna56 View Post
    I get a little of the peppery character upfront, not so much on the finish.

    Going to look for the 18 in my travels, only the 10 is available here.
    I'm digging the 10, though, it's a mighty fine pour.

    Cheers!
    Yeah, it's really fantastic stuff.

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    Re: Talisker; Wow!

    After reading this thread I just had to pour myself one. It really is fantastic stuff. Big, solid flavors but not brash and in your face. Maybe a bit more approachable than Laphroaig 10 (and not as sweet) but it's a no-compromise dram.

    It's making my cold feel better, too. Nice when that happens.

    Cheers!

 

 

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