Four old Taliskers
| 18 Aug 2010 |
Talisker 1982 20 y.o. 58.8%:
Peaty, powerful nose with peppermint, orange and a note of smoked fish. Fairly rich palate with peat,
orange and lime. It's sweet at first but drying. Dry, peaty finish with a nice note of oak.
The richest but roughest of the four.
Talisker 25 y.o. 54.2% (bottled 2008):
Complex nose with peat, pepper, grilled steak, vanilla and also light fruity notes of apple and orange.
Unfortunately it's also a little earthy and musty with a note of rubber. The nose is nice but a bit "messy" and unfocused.
Very nice palate however: sweet and peaty with notes of citrus and mint, drying and develops a nice note of oak.
Talisker 25 y.o. 54.8% (bottled 2009):
Wonderful, delicate nose with wood smoke, orange and apricot. Light, balanced, very nice palate - at first sweet with citrus
then drying, develops notes of oak and black pepper. The peat makes a return on the finish together with a very nice note of oak.
This one doesn't deliver a "wow" effect but it's wonderfully balanced and very, very nice from nose to finish.
Talisker 30 y.o. 49.5% (bottled 2008):
Subtle yet wonderful nose with peat, lemon, orange-flavoured candy, honey and hint of mint.
Surprisingly light palate with peat, mint and citrus in a wonderful balance. Develops a little more peat
and just a little bit of oak. The oak is amazingly restrained for a 30 y.o.! Very nice finish with a mild peatiness.
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