Talisker 2008 The Speakeasy
Added on Monday, Apr 28, 2014 at 09:04 AM
  Bottler: Douglas Laing
  Age: 5 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 2008 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 58.20 % Region: Islands
  Price: $60 Availability: Specialty Stores
Bottled by Douglas Laing for K&L.   Refill Hogshead.     345 bottles    
Member Ratings and Notes
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I really like the nose on this. It's peppery and herbal with the smoky mezcal notes that you sometimes get on young peated whiskies. Compared to that full nose, the palate is a bit thin. It's got lots of that Talisker style peppery peat along with a squeeze of lemon, but it's got little in the way of mouthfeel; it feels thin and dissipates quickly. The finish is suitably peated.

 

This is a fun and bold whisky, but it's very young. You can't expect much complexity in a five year old, and it doesn't deliver much, but it's certainly worth trying.

 
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