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Which Talisker whiskey to choose

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Re: Which Talisker whiskey to choose

Postby bredman » Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:20 pm

The Talisker 57º North (priced between the 10 and 18) is the best buy imo. If your new to Talisker and wish to suss it out properly then start with the 10yo and work your way up.
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Re: Which Talisker whiskey to choose

Postby dramtastic » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:39 am

Keep it simple, start with the 10
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Re: Which Talisker whiskey to choose

Postby rogerdodger » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:26 pm

dramtastic wrote:Keep it simple, start with the 10


Agreed. I return to the 10 at irregular intervals and it's always good.
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Re: Which Talisker whiskey to choose

Postby lockejn » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:32 pm

I'd definitely start with the 10. While the 18 is exceptional, I wouldn't really say it's better necessarily, just really good in some different ways. The 10 tends to be less expensive and more available so I don't think you're compromising anything by starting there.
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Re: Which Talisker whiskey to choose

Postby Leorin » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:05 pm

If you don't mind that it's a little more expensive, I would recommend the 18 y.o. Personally I don't like the 10y.o. too much but the 18 y.o. is much rounder, creamier and more complex in my opinion.
Of course it would be best if you could find samples of both the ten and the eightteen year old Talisker to judge for yourself.
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Re: Which Talisker whiskey to choose

Postby Vest » Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:25 pm

How about the Distillers Edition? Is it worth the extra money?
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Re: Which Talisker whiskey to choose

Postby bredman » Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:19 pm

Looks like the OP has gone for a walk.
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Re: Which Talisker whiskey to choose

Postby Onefortheditch » Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:34 am

It depends on whiich Distillers Edition - I suggest you try them all to decide.

I was once told that talisker "new make" used to flow round the distillery in the seventies on rhone pipes and the workers dipped their cups in every day. Now that's what I call a tea break!!

I rate Talisker very highly - its a "must have" in my cupboard!
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Re: Which Talisker whiskey to choose

Postby Ganga » Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:53 am

Talisker is the oddball where the younger whiskies are expensive and it doesn't translate to the older ones as quickly. I'm much more a fan of the 18 as it holds my interest for a longer period of time. 10 is much more in your face. 57 North never did too much for me.
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Re: Which Talisker whiskey to choose

Postby Vest » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:35 pm

Onefortheditch wrote:It depends on whiich Distillers Edition - I suggest you try them all to decide.
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Thanks, it sounds expensive ;)

Ganga wrote:Talisker is the oddball where the younger whiskies are expensive and it doesn't translate to the older ones as quickly. I'm much more a fan of the 18 as it holds my interest for a longer period of time. 10 is much more in your face. 57 North never did too much for me.


I'll probably save my money for the 18 then :)
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