Not a member? - Register and login now.
All registered users can read our entire magazine archive.

Talisker Distillers Edition 1996 Jerez Amoroso Tasting notes and reviews

Issue 123 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 123

The World of Aberfeldy, Great Southern Distillery, Knockdhu Distillery, Icons of Whisky America

 

Talisker Distillers Edition 1996 Jerez Amoroso

Brand
Talisker
Expression
Distillers Edition 1996 Jerez Amoroso
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
45.80%
Vintage
1996
Produced at
Talisker Distillery
Region
Island (non Islay)

Dave Broom

Nose
Character is still there,but the smoke seems more pure and has become more about wood .
Palate
There's no great loss of identity but the fruit cake element makes it all more muted and the smoke struggles .
Finish
Gentle sweet and a little marine.
Comment
The problem with finishing smoky whiskies is that since you can't make them more smoky you are forced to reduce their defining character. By making them 'fruitier' or ‘sweeter' you then change the balance and diminish the overall effect.

Rob Allanson

Nose
A little more straightforward. The layers are compressed,its more doused woodfires. A little hot tarmac.
Palate
The smoke has almost been hidden under dark rich fruit notes. There is more sweetness and a roasted edge as well to it.
Finish
Lingering with a sweet peaty note.
Comment
The original smokiness has been smoothed over by the rich juicy fruit. Not bad,just a different approach. One again for those dark winter nights.
Whisky Magazine Issue 79

Whisky Magazine Issue 79
World Whiskies Awards Edition - Best Whiskies in the World 2009.

Published April 2009.

My Whisky
Keep track of how many bottles of this whisky you own or want. This information is viewable by other visitors.

Not a member? Register and login now to add this whisky to your collection or wish list.

Other members

Member Open Closed Empty Wanted

Whisky gift and present finder