93 points for a 100 proof bttling without vintage! http://www.weinkenner.de/2014/talisker-raritaeten-aus-den-siebzigern-gm-70-proof-und-100-proof-33725/ Color: chestnut / amontillado-sherry
Nose: Awesome - very creamy, dark notes of ripe plums and old sherry barrel. Ultrasalzig with notes of black powder and ash, black peppercorns, candle wax, dry leather, butter, dull garden herbs and fir forest - very powerful and almost perfect!
Taste: Round and powerful - first salty grapefruit, then again lots of gunpowder, black pepper and ginger. Sugar is added - becoming very sweet before the wood starts. Then the taste is dominated by bitter herbs, licorice and heavy espresso flavors.
Finish: long - bitter eucalyptus, oak, leather, cardboard, tobacco, cough syrup, caramel and sweet honey.
Note: After the "bitter" wood effect has subsided, the malt becomes dry and dull. Old sherry, some honey, caramel, a lot of tobacco and dry wood remain on the tongue. A Talisker less suitable for less experienced Maltists. A heavy board that demands everything from the connoisseur and takes a lot of time. But it's worth it…
93 points (nose: 95 / taste: 93 / F: 91)