Glen Ord and Talisker..close kin?
I happen to have a bottle of Talisker 10 and a 1998 Signatory Glen Ord right now (plus the Uigeadail..it was a good birthday!). The first few times I had the Glen Ord I kept thinking that the nose and inital taste reminded me of Talisker 10. One evening I even did a side by side and lo and behold it's true...there is definitely a kinship. Of course the Talisker then goes on to smoke, peat, and lots of pepper, while the Glen Ord stays on fruit, cream and only a hint of smoke. I have since discovered why the similarity. Glen Ord Maltings provides the maltings to Talisker as well as several other distilleries! Cool!