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Old Malt Cask Talisker 20 Years Old, Director's Tactical Tasting notes and reviews

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Old Malt Cask Talisker 20 Years Old, Director's Tactical

Brand
Old Malt Cask
Expression
Talisker 20 Years Old, Director's Tactical
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
20 years old
Abv
50.00%
Produced at
Douglas Laing & Co ~ Talisker Distillery
Region
Island (non Islay)
Website
www.douglaslaing.com
Availability
Park Avenue Liquors

Martine Nouet

60
Nose
Sherry from top to bottom. Nothing but wood.
Palate
Sweet and bitter. Wood, wood and wood again. Cigar box. Then, shyly emerging, a mix of fruity and earthy flavours. Hint of peat. Dried fruit.
Finish
Quite long, but soon turning dry and bitter.
Comment
The distillery character is buried far below the wood. One can hardly detect even a light puff of smoke. Water does not help.

Dave Broom

57
Nose
Heavily sherried. Christmas cake, burnt raisin, cold stewed tea. Where's the whisky?
Palate
Very tannic, so woody that the spirit has been obliterated and you have to pick splinters out of your tongue.
Finish
Dry.
Comment
What is the point of this other than to prove that leaving Talisker in first-fill sherry casks for 20 years leads to oblivion?
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