Review #555 | /r/Scotch Review #197 – Talisker Distiller’s Edition 2003-2014
The Schtick: This is an 11yr release from Talisker – their 10yr release finished an extra year in Amoroso sherry.
Distiller: Talisker (Islay)
ABV: 45.8% ABV
Source: Bottle, Purchased
Nose: Caramel, brine, nougat and toffee. Faint fruitiness, its bright and sweet with a nice salted caramel balance
Taste: Medium mouthfeel, brine, smoke pepper. Sweet caramel, faintly nutty.
Finish: Medium length, smoky and peppery, sweet vanilla buttercream.
Overall: This is a lovely, diverse dram that I find I enjoy far more than the regular ten year old expression. The blend of nutty, sweet, briny and smoky with a faint fruity essence is refreshing and delicious.
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