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Notes: Talisker 15 yr.


Talisker 15 yr - 2019 LE - 57.3%


Part of Diageo's 2019 special releases, this edition is notable for its higher age-statement and use of freshly charred American oak hogsheads.


Talisker is known for distillation techniques the employ talls stills with exaggerated U-shaped bends in their lyne arms and purifier pipes. These modifications allow for increased reflux and lower copper contact - producing a bold new make spirit full of sulphur, fruit, smoke, and pepper.

 

Notes: Tons of peach on the nose. Vanilla. Lemon pepper. Grilled meat. Structure is very concentrated up front with canned fruits and syrups - peaches, tangerines, apples. Long and big on the backside lifted by the smoke and some baking spice. Salty and nutty. Grilled fruits in the finish.


Pour This For: With all the fruit syrup, I'll roll the dice on cognac fans. I'd also gamble on armagnac lovers with the heavier cask influence and baking spice.


Score: 8 (Stash One) Love the concentrated fruits and integrated structure. Doesn't lose any clarity or power despite being dangerously drinkable.


 

Rating System

10 - Reevaluate The Budget

9 - Stash Two (If Able)

8 - Stash One (At The Right Price)

7 - Highly Recommend It To Strangers

6 - Solid - Above Average

5 - Acceptable For The Situation

4 - Not Vocally Complaining

3 - Anything Else To Drink?

2 - Nothing Nice To Say

1 - Drain Pour

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