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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. (90 p)

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. (89 p)

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. (91 p)

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. (91 p)

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