Talisker Young & Feisty – Provenance

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I’ve always been fond of Talisker. A Lovely, characterful malt from the Isle of Skye, I particularly like their 10 year old expression, over and above their older expressions which I feel lose that unique character. Some time ago I attended a Talisker tasting with a brand rep from Diageo’s importer here, and they had brought along a bottle of Talisker new make, mainly just to show what unaged whisky looks like. After some chatting and mild pestering they poured me some of the new make and I found it fantastic. Full of huge smoky character.

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Talisker Distiller’s Edition 2014

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Originally reviewed on reddit: 30/12/15

Each of Diageo’s malts has an annually released Distiller’s Edition which is usually the regular whisky which has spent a few extra months in some form of finishing cask that’s supposed to complement its character. This particular one is finished in Amoroso Sherry casks.

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Talisker 10 Years Old

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Notes from 01/04/15

This is another classic dram. The 10 year old from Talisker is quite well known and recognised and usually comes up when talking about getting into peated whiskies. This is a Diageo owned distillery from the Isle of Skye. 10 years might seem a bit young (or not so much in this era of non-age statement whiskies we’re currently in) but the peaty character of a whisky fades with maturation, so if you like something with an aggressive, smokey profile, it’s a solid age.

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