Talisker 30 Year Old Malt Whisky 2009 bottling
Talisker 30 Year Old
A limited edition, natural cask strength single malt whisky.
From the only distillery on the Isle of Skye.
Fourteenth and equal oldest limited release to be offered by the distillery.
From American Oak and European Oak refill casks.
Interesting to compare with three previous bottlings of this age in the same series, all of them whiskies of great dignity, subtle nuance and easy balance.
Fewer than 3000 individually numbered bottles available worldwide.
Talisker Tasting Notes
A mild mannered, more mature Talisker, still with plenty of personality and unmistakable character. Can Talisker be subtle? This one is. It's an elegant, scented malt that is simple in structure with all its basic elements easily accessible.
Appearance - Gold, with little beading.
Nose - The softly muted character of age. Mild and unusually fruity (citrus), fading quickly into lush seaweed with charred sticks - as with a spent fire, in which the charcoal and peat embers barely glow. Soon becoming soft and very slightly waxy or creamy, like fudge. Just a drop of water freshens things, bringing up drying wooden fish boxes and a return of the tangy fruit (tart plums). Then it all drifts away into charred old wood.
Body - Medium
Palate - Drinks well at full strength and has a pleasant, teeth coating texture. The smoke is immediate and dry with creamy oak. Almond milk and light, sweet stone fruits emerge, joined by a trace of salt, as with peat moss in the rain or seaweed. Adding a little water brings up a pleasant smooth texture. It's now quite sweet to start but less so overall, with some salt and a trace of cloves.
Finish - Long and gently warming, with salty seaweed in the lingering maritime aftertaste and just a white pepper tingle on the tongue in place of that chilli pepper 'catch.
Distilled, Matured and Bottled at Talisker Whisky Distillery
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Last retailed December 2012
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