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Talisker 1999/2010 'Distillers Edition'

(45.8%, OB, Amoroso finish, TD-S: 5MY)
Average Score: 87
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameTalisker
Year Distilled1999
Year Bottled2010
Bottling NameDistillers Edition
Alcohol By Volume45.8%
Other DetailsAmoroso finish, TD-S: 5MY
Average Score87

Maniac Ratings
Serge Valentin86
Ho-cheng Yao85
Craig Daniels87
Oliver Klimek90

Tasting Notes
Craig DanielsNose: Smoked honey then sweet sherry before seaside broth with celery and seaweed (moules mariniere); smoked bacon and smoked apple wood, some tobacco, sweet cream and a reprise of sherry with leather, which gets stronger. Develops both tarry and leathery smoke, but it takes a while. Palate: Lots of sherry and sweet leather;, smoked honey on toast, lots of leathery jam. Finish: burnt mixed berry jam with sherry and leather, charchoal and tar. Comment; Retasted July 2012; freshly opened bottle. It's a solid malt and a solid Talisker and it's definitely sweeter than the 10yo. It's also more interesting with more nooks and crannies than the OB10.
Oliver KlimekColour: Very dark amber - Nose: Beachside bonfire, cherries, nutmeg, cigar box. - Palate: Crispy bacon, peat, mixed forest berries, cloves and a mild version of the signature pepper and "chili catch". - Finish: Very long, fruity and smoky - Overall: Many peated malts have a distinct "bacon nose", not this one. Instead it has the strongest taste of bacon I have ever experienced in a whisky.