Talisker 1993 Distiller's Edition
Added on Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 10:11 AM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 13 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1993 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 45.80 % Region: Skye
  Price: $50 Availability: Specialty Stores
Bottle Code  TD-S:5IU
Member Ratings and Notes
The nose was slight, just a little light caramel.  But the palette was full-bodied -- some sherry and caramel, mixed with light peat and pepper.  Nice complexity, well-balanced, good mouth feel for the flavors.  The finish seemed to come back to the sherry a little.  Very refreshing and enjoyable.  Note:  On a second tasting after some other whiskies, this seemed like a let down.  OK, but not what I really like from a hot, complex Talisker.  Tamer.  Sweeter.  A little watered down. Reduced it to a B- from ma B+. 
This Talisker simply has lost its Talisker classic taste of pepper.  The peat and Sherry go well together but they each tone the other down and mask the great pepper that makes Talisker great.  I know Diageo does this with all of the 'Classic Malts' I just don't think its necessary except for maybe the Lagavulin.... 
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