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Talisker Skye Tasting notes and reviews

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Talisker Skye

Brand
Talisker
Expression
Skye
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
45.80%
Produced at
Talisker Distillery
Region
Islands
Availability
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Chris Goodrum

90
Nose
Dry, dusty, herbal and lightly tarry peat. Full and rich with a subtle boiled sweet sherry note; an almost Pedro Ximinez-like dried grape and prune note. Well balanced by crisp citrus.
Palate
Soft and earthy with a touch of herbal peat and soot. Sherried dried fruit sits in the background. Quite robust and full with a light salinity and hints of orange and burnt wood.
Finish
Very long with camphor and light eucalyptus notes mingling with the dry peat and tannins.
Comment
Seriously impressive. The combination of oils and soot stick to the palate.

Neil Ridley

87
Nose
A creamy smoke, back-dropped by a touch of white pepper, some ashy embers and a golden toffee note.
Palate
Very malty, with a very characterful smoke, some distinct pepper and an underlying sweet treacle note. Pretty awesome stuff.
Finish
The smoke isn't as dominant as it is upfront, but it's still there, alongside that wonderful malt.
Comment
Some people say that Scotch has lost its edge, especially compared to bigger, more bombastic world whiskies. They need to try this.
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