Review #555. Talisker Distillers Edition 2003 2014

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.

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Distiller: Talisker (Islay)

Bottler: Talisker

ABV: 45.8% ABV

Age: 11yrs

Source: Bottle, Purchased

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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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Rank: 7

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Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect

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