A few years ago, my wife and I decided to go out to celebrate our anniversary. We went out to a rustic, old-fashioned restaurant in the middle of nowhere. It was actually near where we got married originally, so it only added to the backdrop of a lovely evening.
Now, although this place appeared as though it was so ancient it could collapse at any moment, it was loaded with charm. It is also well regarded as having excellent food, and a decent bar.
|Where I first tried Talisker 10|
Palate: Spice, much more aggressive that on the nose. Subtle sweet smoke mixed with sea spray. The apples and pears are back again and balanced with the peppery spice. The
Finish: Very warming…and a spicy tingle waves goodbye after a lengthy finish.
Being the coastal flavor loving peat-head that I am, I truly enjoy Talisker 10. Although it should be noted that this whisky is not exactly an introductory dram for a newbie. It has some new and bold flavors that would be enjoyed by a slightly more experienced drinker that is at the stage where they are desiring something new. This is a dram for a cold day filled with precipitation…truly one worth getting acquainted with. An intrepid classic that will have a spot on my shelf for years to come.
|Tasting Notes from 2010, 2011, and present|