Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Talisker 18yo 45.8%


Well this is a whisky with a huge reputation winning an award from the highly respected malt maniacs and also being named best whisky of the year by whisky magazine - actually question this competition as only open to official distillery bottlings but still worth a shout.
Anyway here goes!
Nose: Big, Germolene , oily and a touch of smoke - not huge smoke though. Touch of smoked mussles mmmm smoked mussles and then maybe a hint of menthol mouthwash.
Taste: Chlorine, flat peat, and dry smoke and a little bit grassy! Also a little bit salty with some sherried notes - cracking stuff!
Finish: Wow big - fruity salty finish! Love this! Big and fruity and peat coming through!
Comment: This is cracking - malt maniacs and whisky magazine are right!
Score: 95/100

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