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One of the truly singular Scottish single malt whiskies, Talisker boasts a character unlike any other and is almost instantly recognizable in any of its forms. The distillery, only a dozen years away from its 200th anniversary, is known worldwide for its moderate level of peat and smoke, but more famously for the rich pepper/chili notes and briny seaside flavors that run through the DNA of all the malt produced there. Some whiskies require lengthy maturation to hit full stride. Talisker is one that not only shines in youth but actually showcases its brightest characteristics in its early years. The 10 year old is undoubtedly a special whisky but is approachable enough to be a go-to in the rotation.
Bottled at a respectable 45.8% abv.750ml ml
Producer’s Tasting Note
Nose: Powerful peat-smoke with just a hint of the sea-water salt of fresh oysters, with a citrus sweetness.
Palate: A rich dried-fruit sweetness, clouds of smoke, strong barley-malt flavours, warming and intense. Peppery at the back of the mouth.
Finish: Huge, long, warming and peppery in the finish with an appetising sweetness.