Talisker Distillers Edition – finished in Jerez Amoroso wood

With an annoying cold on my chest, tonight seems like a night for Talisker – that most warming of single malts. I have the ‘Distiller’s Edition’ – distilled in 1986 and finished in casks that previously contained Jerez Aromoso. Talisker is the Isle of Skye’s only distillery, and has a reputation for fiery, peppery malts. The Distiller’s Edition is mellowed by the sherry finish, but the fire is definitely still there. I’m afraid, due to my cold, I can’t report on the ‘nose’, but from recollection, it has a nutty, toffee aroma. Tasting it, the toffee is definitely there, giving way to pepper with a hint of seaweed. The pepper continues in the finish with a salty seaside tang.
If the regular Talisker is a bit much for you (are you listening, Ken?), this might be just your cup of tea glass of malt. Mmmm – I feel better already!

3 Replies to “Talisker Distillers Edition – finished in Jerez Amoroso wood”

  1. “But I have dreamt a dreary dream,
    Beyond the Isle of Skye; I saw a dead man
    win a fight and I ken that man was I.” — ballad of Chevy Chase ……………..either this, or today’s revelation of deep throat
    reminds me — i simply must drink that bottle of 1953
    talisker before i die! — j. a. woods, retiarius laboratories

  2. 1953 Talisker, eh? Well, j. a. woods, I’ll be happy to help you drink that one!

    Ken – you’re always welcome to come for a dram or two. Or three. Or…

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