Posts Tagged “Talisker”

Talisker 8, vintage 2009, Diageo Special Releases 2018 (59.4%)

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Talisker 8, vintage 2009, Diageo Special Releases 2018 (59.4%)

One of the most anticipated expressions of this year’s special releases is the Talisker 8. Talisker, most known for the 10 year old, has harked back to an old standard bottling from the 1970s actually presented with the then leftward facing Johnnie Walker logo. The Talisker 8 was hotly anticipated because the special releases are…

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To Reach the Skye – The Sublime Talisker 30

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To Reach the Skye – The Sublime Talisker 30

After yesterday’s post on the Talisker 25, which caused quite an emotional stir (most of which was of readers mentioning a similar experience with the 25, but not only), we come to the final stop in the Talisker series – The venerated 30 year old, and the top of the core range. We’re talking about…

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The Gem of Skye – Talisker 18

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The Gem of Skye – Talisker 18

With the Islay festival behind us, and having reviewed eight Feis ile bottlings, it’s time to return to the second half of our Talisker series, which runs up the age stated part of the Talisker lineup, and we get to start with my favorite Talisker of them all, the 18 year old. I’m not starting…

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Storms Can Get Dark on the Isle of Skye

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Storms Can Get Dark on the Isle of Skye

Talisker Dark Storm is the new travel retail expression, going along with the trend of NAS duty free exclusives. The problem is, how do you create another new expression with enough merit to stand on its own? The solution found on Skye was to use heavily charred casks with spirit that is very close to…

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A Storm is Brewing on the Island of Skye

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A Storm is Brewing on the Island of Skye

Talisker Storm is, in many ways, the exact opposite of the Skye (reviewed here). While the Skye is meant to be a soft and gentle introduction to the Talisker lineup, the Storm (and by extension also the Dark Storm) is extremely maritime and smoky, and definitely conjures up images of a storm. This isn’t the…

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