Willie JJ wrote:Talisker 10yo 45.8%
Nose: Instantly Talisker with its kippery nose.
Comment: Maybe I've just become desensitised over the years, but I do think that they have worked to make Talisker more accessible to a wider audience over the years. I suppose (grudgingly) that it is a good thing, but I do miss the mind blowing follow up to the amazing nose. Still its churlish to complain too much. It's a god amongst whiskies in my opinion.
Willie JJ wrote:Highland Park 12yo 40% bottled 2010
Nose: Hmm, the whisky and the glass are very cold. Need some warmth. Aah there it comes, classic HP12 with that heather honey. Getting some smokey toffee, malt concentrate and fresh orange notes now.
Palate: Mmm, initial sweetness is followed by light sooty notes so quickly its hard to separate them. Then its chewy citrus laced toffee with hints of barley sugar.
Finish: Little waves of salty/sweetness that drift into the middle distance.
Comment: Such an easy whisky to like. I always seem to enjoy drinking it but never remember that much about it afterwards. I should probably make a note to myself to have a dram of it every month just to remind myself how inexpensive whisky drinking pleasure can be.
Ganga wrote: It would be fun sometime to head to head the 40 and 43% as well.
Willie JJ wrote:Glenfarclas 105
Nose: The intensity of the oloroso casks is at the fore here. Spiced fruitcake and mashed raisins.
Palate: Initial barley sugar turns into demerara crystals before it succumbs to to the sherry spices.
Finish: Very drying with plenty of sugar, cinammon and pepper.
Comment: Lacks the complexity of A'bunadh, but its great fun nonetheless.
Willie JJ wrote:I wish I had something to join in with, but I'm not at home and there are no entry level drams here that I didn't try last night. I'm being forced to drink the good stuff
Ganga wrote:Then again, you could chime in with comments.