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Talisker 10 Year Old

Coastal White Pepper

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MReview by @Mackstine

9th Apr 2018


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Boy do I enjoy this stuff - it's one of the bottles I always make sure is on my shelf. This one is the 2015 bottling which I popped about 3 months ago, now that I've given it enough time to mellow and breathe and try a few drams, I think it's time for a review. Nose: Clean, coastal, faint fruitiness (on the citric side - lemon? orangish), some pepperiness, for some reason I'm having a hard time picking up any smoke - older versions had smoke that was a fair bit more obvious; overall I love it because it reminds me of one of my favorite vacations out on Vancouver Island - sitting at the seaside, watching the waves crash up against the canadian shores, observing sea lions jump on and off the large rocks in the middle of waters.

Palate: wow this is big. vanilla - now there's the smokiness, notes of white pepper (I cook with this stuff very liberally because I love it - they must have made this whisky just for me... or at least I'd like to think so), sea water, lemon - kind of ardbeg 10ish type of lemon. hints of ginger.

Finish - I suck at describing finishes. It's like the palate but it lasts a satisfying amount of time, tends to be drying.

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BlueNote commented

Great stuff. Still a cabinet essential. Nice review, thanks.

3 years ago 0

RikS commented

I too really have come to like the Talisker. I'd also recommend the Distillers Edition, I found it has great balance through the additional finish in Amoroso cask when I compared head to head. Very nice review.

3 years ago 0

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