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Talisker 30yo

(57.3%, OB, 2958 Bts., 2010)
Average Score: 88
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameTalisker
Alcohol By Volume57.3%
Average Score88

Maniac Ratings
Serge Valentin92
Robert Karlsson82
Konstantin Grigoriadis82
Ho-cheng Yao88
Krishna Nukala89
Thomas Lipka90
Rich Howard88
David Wankel85
Oliver Klimek86
Ralf Mitchell92

Retired Maniac Ratings
Keith Wood89

Tasting Notes
Robert KarlssonBurned style. Crisp light/white maltiness, popcorn. Licorice. Stingy. Vanilla with water. Intensive taste. Big smoker, malty sweetness. Mouth-coating, oily. Big but quite short. Rounds off immensely with water, would prefer it without.
Rich Howarda very vegetal and herbal nose, with undercurrent of both sourish malt and sweet vanilla, banana cream pie, fresh pear, some maple syrup, pistachio nuts, herbal peat, a hint of sea air. the palate is quite brisk and quite sweet, with berries, sweet cream and an undercurrent of olive oil, pistachios, wet grass and herbal peat, singed wood and a little sea salt. water brings out some seaweed and fresh grasses on the nose, hints of warm caramel and polished oak in the background. the palate follows suit, sweeter with fresh red apple and herbal citrus, some vanilla and a dash of powdered sugar, but the slightly singed wood is never far away. summary: smoky and sweet fruits with charred wood and vegetal undertones. [tasted blind for the 2011 Awards]