Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tales from the top shelf: Talisker

The only single malt scotch whisky from the Isle of Skye.

Label stuff: From the western shores of the Isle of Skye, in the tall shadows of Cuilin hills, comes a single malt like no other.  Drink in all the rich golden drama of a Skye sunset in thie alluring, sweet full-bodied spirit with a warming afterglow, so easy to enjoy yet, like Skye itself, so hard to leave.  Looks like someone didn't make it as a romance novelist and had to settle for marketing.  Seriously, am I supposed to drink it or make love to it?

How does it taste?  I find that eating spicy food before sampling Scotch helps to negate the "old shoe" flavor.  It is sweet in the beginning, with some oak in the middle, and old shoes in the finish.  If you like peat, it's a whisky for you.

Cost:  Approximately $50
Grade: B+
Cost Adjusted Grade: B

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