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Talisker 1981 30 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Talisker 1981 30 Years Old

Brand
Talisker
Expression
1981 30 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
30 years old
Abv
57.30%
Vintage
1981
Produced at
Talisker Distillery
Region
Island (non Islay)
Availability
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Dave Broom

88
Nose
Mellow and sweet but with an ever-building aroma of smoky pimenton, earthy heathery smoke and touches of wet (wooden) fish boxes. Complex.
Palate
Balanced and smoky (that pimenton again) which then leads into bacon, then smoked fish and then finally to freshly salted mackerel.
Finish
Smoke re-emerges. Firm.
Comment
The best so far in this series of 30yo Taliskers but to be nit-picky about it just a little more activity from the cask would have elevated it still further.

Martine Nouet

85
Nose
Perfumy. Light, floral. With an earthy note. Humus, wet leaves. Damp wood. Vetiver root. With water, more earthy notes. Fungal.
Palate
Satin-smooth. Vanilla toffee. Gingerbread. A lovely rich feel on the tongue. Ripe oak. Sweet nougat.
Finish
Dry, spicy. Gingerbread spices.
Comment
A well matured whisky. Rich, complex, displaying both outdoor and indoor flavours. Wintery.
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