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Talisker - 10yo or not 10yo ?

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Talisker - 10yo or not 10yo ?

Postby Admiral » Mon Aug 25, 2003 3:22 am

At a recent meeting of enthusiasts, we noticed that the packaging - both the label and the box - of the official Classic Malts bottling of Talisker has changed in recent times.

The number "10" and the words "10 Years Old" used to be quite prominent, but have now been replaced with a faint watermark for the "10", and the expression "Aged 10 Years".

Whilst the change in emphasis is slight, there was plenty of discussion as to whether the whisky being served up in the bottle has changed. This was fuelled by my recollection of a rumour a year or two ago that Talisker was no longer going to be a 10 year old malt.

Does anyone have any helpful information?
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Postby adogranonthepitch » Mon Aug 25, 2003 9:48 am

Hey who cares .........

Talisker is rocket fuel, the stuff after a bad day. I had to try a cask strength version, would you need a fire certificate?


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Postby thijs » Mon Aug 25, 2003 3:28 pm

I've been in the Talisker distillery last spring, and there they say 10 years is the 'optimum' for the talisker single malt. I heard nothing about changing the standard age.
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Postby BruceCrichton » Mon Aug 25, 2003 9:16 pm

If it says 10 then it must be a minimum of 10 yr old.

I've been told it's rubbish at 8 and 12 and brilliant at 10.
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Postby alexx » Fri Aug 29, 2003 9:59 am

The whisky's the same. They've just redesigned the label.
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Postby Nikwik » Fri Aug 29, 2003 11:59 am

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I've been told it's rubbish at 8 and 12 and brilliant at 10.[/B]<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Interesting theory... I don´t know if that is true but I know that it is even more brilliant at 21...
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Postby blackkeno » Tue Sep 02, 2003 3:38 am

The recent Talisker 25 (CS) is certainly not rubbish. It is one of the best malts I've tasted, certainly the best Talisker! The recent 20yo is very good also.
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