Talisker "Talimburg" 1986 The Whisky Fair
Added on Sunday, Mar 28, 2010 at 03:44 PM
  Bottler: The Whisky Fair
  Age: 20 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1986 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 43.80 % Region: Island
  Price: $100 Availability: Overseas Specialty
Distilled May 1986       Bottled June 2006       Bourbon Hogshead       240 Bottles
The distillery is not named on the bottle.       "Artist Edition"
Member Ratings and Notes

So light in color.  Interesting to taste as just a bourbon barrel aging.


N: New make, much like the stillroom at Talisker smells. Ocean air, light peat.


P: Raw cocoa, chocolate covered potato chips, turning to salt and vinegar chips.


F: Fades pretty quickly other than the salt and vinegar.  


Very good, enjoyable.  Not as well rounded and spicy as other Taliskers, but very enjoyable and appetizing.  


Nose:  Salt + faint rotten moss.


Palate: lightly green, briney, and a bit musty.

N:  Peat with overtones of solvent (acetone) and some garage smells, gasoline.  Often I would add the qualifier here of "but the good garage smells" or something, but in this case it's just garage smells.
P: Simple and smokey, leans toward that sooty profile that I don't go ape over.   Still, very nice.
F: Starts to move in my direction with some lemon, salt, and minerals. 
Nose of hard water, smoke, and the ocean. Palate is a not-atypical Talisker affair, drinks quite nicely. Finish is quite mineral-y which adds distinction. Strikes me as one for yachting, if I didn't get so damn seasick all the time. You try it and tell me how it fares.  B/B+ 
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