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Recently thanks to the taxman i was able to purchase a few bottle of whisky to try/enjoy. After some searching around and some advise from time site and its users i made my decision and got a couple of malt gift packs. I ended up with a nice little selection of Talisker 10yo, lagavulin 16yo, glenkinchie 12yo, cragganmore 12yr, dalwhinnie 15yo and was meant to have oban 14yo but some one had swapped it for another talisker so got 2 of them. Now i had a little left in the budget so i also got myself highland park 12yo. As i got 2 talisker bottles i decided this would be the first i try. Nose: first thing i get is smoke and some sea salt and some fruit if i breath in really deeply. Very nice smelling
Taste: I get some salt and pepper followed by some peat which i did not pick up with the nose so was a nice surprise. I get a little bit of alcohol which i also didn't expect but just figured i must just be a bit tired but found out the next day it was actually 45.8% abv which is my first above 40%
finish: Mainly pepper and smoke leaving me wanting more.
Overall a very nice whisky and am very happy i got 2 of these as i don't think the first one will last long.