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    Re: Foreign Whisky of the Month - 08/2013: Talisker

    Late to the party here, but Talisker is one of my favorites. I picked up the 18 and the DE last year before the increase in price on the 18. I may open them this weekend to taste along with the last bit of 10 year I have left.

    It is not in the budget right now, but my dream birth-year bottle is this 1981 Sherry Cask Talisker that is supposed to be otherworldly. http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-4843.aspx

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    Re: Foreign Whisky of the Month - 08/2013: Talisker

    Here is my new Talisker, I'll post notes soon, it's very good but think it needs a little time and water.
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    Re: Foreign Whisky of the Month - 08/2013: Talisker

    I had a neighbor over last night with whom I regularly share a dram with, although he's more of a bourbon guy. He decided he wanted a scotch so I took him down to the hoarding corner and since I was enjoying some Laphroaig Quarter cask gave him a tiny sample - he found it too peaty. I then gave him some Talisker 10 and he said that was perfect. He really liked the saltiness. T10 has really become the reliable go-to gateway dram for Peat. Enough to be interesting but also other notes providing balance. I haven't tasted any of the independent bottlings of Talisker yet - I look forward to @Virus and others' notes.

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    Re: Foreign Whisky of the Month - 08/2013: Talisker

    Talisker 12 year Distiller's Edition (2000)? Has anyone tried this. It's available locally for $54.99. Should I pull the trigger?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Power View Post
    Talisker 12 year Distiller's Edition (2000)? Has anyone tried this. It's available locally for $54.99. Should I pull the trigger?
    They're charging twice that here in my state - I have a bottle in the bunker but have cracked it yet... Sorry can't be more help ;-)
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    Re: Foreign Whisky of the Month - 08/2013: Talisker

    I've yet to try any Talisker. It's on my to do list. Will I like it if I'm a fan of Ardbeg or Lagavulin?

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    Foreign Whisky of the Month - 08/2013: Talisker

    Quote Originally Posted by Max Power View Post
    Talisker 12 year Distiller's Edition (2000)? Has anyone tried this. It's available locally for $54.99. Should I pull the trigger?
    I love the DE, the Amoroso finish expertly compliments the Talisker profile. I wouldn't hesitate to pick one up for $55; it's $75 here.
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    Re: Foreign Whisky of the Month - 08/2013: Talisker

    Quote Originally Posted by Max Power View Post
    Talisker 12 year Distiller's Edition (2000)? Has anyone tried this. It's available locally for $54.99. Should I pull the trigger?
    Have liked all the DE's I have tried. Are you talking about the year distilled or bottled? TD-S:5NZ was distilled 2000 and bottled 2011. If it is bottled in 2000 that may well be better.

    The DE's are a very nice whiskey that goes for about $68 here. The 10 is $57 so I would be happy to pay that for a DE!
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    Re: Foreign Whisky of the Month - 08/2013: Talisker

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgemu1 View Post
    I've yet to try any Talisker. It's on my to do list. Will I like it if I'm a fan of Ardbeg or Lagavulin?
    To me, it is closer to Lagavulin than Ardbeg, but not really like either one. I think if you like either then you will like it. It is peaty, but more of a smoky, mineral peat than that sweet peat. It also has the spicy quality that to me reminds me of ginger.

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    Re: Foreign Whisky of the Month - 08/2013: Talisker

    One picture says it all. I like Skye's smokiness as a slightly different alternative to Islay's peat. If you do a side by side tasting, there's a subtle, but definite different.

    These are all open on my bar.

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