BruceCrichton wrote:HP 18 yr old is the first whisky to give me the feeling that I've had the best whisky ever.
Poured myself one last night and bored my girlfriend silly about it. I love JM's description of the nose: " An empty honey jar that once held peaty embers ..."
Whilst I agree that Talisker 10YO is not as peaty as Laphroaig 10YO and Ardbeg 10YO, I still feel its a must for anyone who likes Islay whisky. My mum, who does not normally like whisky (i.e cheap blends) said it looked like and tasted like sunshine.
I really know what she means, its late May, your on a Scottish coastline having just enjoyed some seafood for lunch, Triple Talisker in hand, sea spray and salt air filling your lungs. Sun just catching that wonderful liquid in your hand ...
Don't sip it - drink it.
For a lot of people I know Talisker 10YO is their favourite pour.