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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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    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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    Re: Talisker; Wow!

    Talisker is a favorite of mine as well. If you can find a Distiller's Edition it's also very good. Actually, you can't go wrong with a Talisker if you like the smokey-peaty whiskies.
    Often I am forced to deal with the fact that I prefer bourbon over dealing with facts.

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    Re: Talisker; Wow!

    Thanks for the tip!


    Cheers!

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    Re: Talisker; Wow!

    Next time try the Talisker 18 yrs old. Its much better and has a deeper taste.

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    Re: Talisker; Wow!

    I really like the 18 a lot, but I actually think the 10 better expresses the distillery character: peppery and peaty with briny edges. The 18 is a bit richer and deeper, but at the expense of some of that marvelous spice. Both are superb pours and, for now, not priced out of range like many Diageo bottlings.

    Regards,
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    Re: Talisker; Wow!

    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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