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Particular Launch 2021 Particular, at the moment younger Talisker


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September 22, 2021


(Republished September 30, 2021)

Particular Launch 2021 Particular,
at the moment younger Talisker

(Or a stellar session for a good friend within the stars)

The SRs are out. I might are likely to quite strive the lighter, unpeated ones first however since all earlier Taliskers in these sequence had been fantastic, properly, I simply unilaterally and univocally determined to have the Talisker first. There are additionally two Lagavulins this time, I can not wait. This wee session to our dearest good friend Dr Peter Silver, malt fanatic extraordinaire, formidable jazz trumpetist and band chief, and dentist to the celebs. This is to you, Peter.


Talisker 8 yo (59.7%, OB, Special Releases, Untold Legends, refill casks, 2021)

Talisker 8 yo (59.7%, OB, Particular Releases, Untold Legends, refill casks, 2021) Five stars
These include some fairly immersive internet pages that you possibly can marvel at whereas sipping your dram. Moderately properly performed, these pages. This child is alleged to be notably smoky, whereas every expression inside this yr’s SRs comes with a nickname, this time it’s ‘The Rogue Seafury’. Aren’t we shaky now… Color: very pale white wine. Nostril: it does not really feel like they have been utilizing rum wooden, which they did final yr. We’re quite experiencing an especially slender fashion, in the most effective sense of that expression (as some nice Chablis will be slender). A number of mercurochrome, seawater, oysters, crushed chalk and only a load of peat. I feel I had already puzzled in the event that they weren’t Islayising Talisker… With water: oh this glorious brine! Plus olive oil and a drop of mezcal. Even mezcal can not beat this. Mouth (neat): a complete blade, sharp like a katana (no matter) and with numerous lemon juice, brine and simply ‘peat’. A citrusy fruitiness too after a couple of seconds, maybe citrons? Once more, quite simple, nearly summary, and simply terrific. With water: 4/4 (nostril neat, nostril diluted, palate neat, palate diluted). Gorgeous purity, I suppose the one factor you possibly can do to additional enhance this make is wait. All the remaining is complete absolut ganz excellent. End: lengthy, properly, not that lengthy really however sublimely pure. Feedback: a diamond distillate, that is the right minimize, a sort of grail that solely time might additional polish (you are rambling on, S.) Simply add time… By the best way I could not discover any classic however there could possibly be one, I shall amend accordingly. Cheers Peter, you’ll have liked this one.

SGP:457 – 91 factors.

Talisker 10 yo 2011/2021 (57.6%, Hunter Laing, The First Edition for Whisky Picnic Bar Taiwan, refill hogshead, cask #HL18304, 274 bottles)

Talisker 10 yo 2011/2021 (57.6%, Hunter Laing, The First Version for Whisky Picnic Bar Taiwan, refill hogshead, cask #HL18304, 274 bottles) Five stars
Each branches of the Laings appear to have some nice younger Taliskers. They have been nonetheless a little bit brutal as they first grew to become out there, at +/-5 years of age, however now that these batches have reached 10 or extra, we are able to solely marvel… Color: pale white wine. Nostril: nutshell, this one’s quite (even) extra medicinal, and quite much less coastal/briny. Slightly extra bacon and ashes, maybe capers and wakame. In truth, that is even narrower than the 8, all the time in the most effective sense of that phrase and on this context. With water: that stroll on the seashore at low tide. Razor clams and cockles, how coastal has it turn into? Mouth: we’re a lot nearer to the 8 on the palate, however this time it’s a little much less clear, maybe barely burnt right here and there (grilled bacon) and actually very lemony and medicinal (slight camphor). Do not get me flawed, it is good, I am simply ‘evaluating’. Strive these aside inside two days and you will find them extraordinarily comparable, if not similar. Properly, I do know I might. With water: a little bit extra fatness, in any other case bacon and lemons plus edible seaweed and a grittier liquorice (wooden). End: lengthy, again on mercurochrome and with a little bit lemon liqueur. That is proper, limoncello. Feedback: rather less ‘polished’ however actually good too. Marvellous younger Talisker, which is a type of distilleries that may actually shine each when very younger and really outdated. No, there aren’t that a lot of them.
SGP:467 – 90 factors.








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