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Overall rating
84.33/100
votes
17
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Douglas McGibbon (McG)
Bottling serie
McGibbon's Provenance - Small Batch Bottling
Bottled
Spring 2014
Casktype
Refill Hogsheads
Casknumber
DMG 10227 & 10229
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 Jun 2014 5:48 pm by 404fred
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 78,95

2 × in wishlist

17 × member ratings

32 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Talisker Young & Feisty McG

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.33 points

  1. Jean-Claude Van Dram scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    On the nose: smoke, ashes, salt, seaweeds, sand, malt and bread, then freshness with camphor and green apple.

    In the mouth: a little sugar, orange zest, smoke and ashes, malt and green licorice.

  2. Shane_IL scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Well this wasn’t quite as close to the new make I tried as I’d hoped, but it was a damn good ram all the same. Very little (like none) wood influence here so it’s really just the spirit talking and it has a lot of inherently good character to it. I only wish that this had been bottled at cask strength, then it’d be something truly fantastic.Reviewed in my blog:
    https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2016/12/11/talisker-young-feisty-provenance/
    • Nose
      Quite closed at first. Wet stone. Light wood smoke. Ozone. Crisp Asian pear. Sea breeze. Slight floral note. Burned orange peel.
    • Taste
      Nicely oily. Straw. Grassy peat. Smoked meats. Cut slate. Lemon candies. Brine. Truffle oil.
    • Finish
      Long. Huge brine note at first. Sweet grassy notes. Grass smoke. Lemon lozenges.

  3. Daan Tje scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Berrysaki scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Sweetmeat,grassy, green apples. After a while,citrus and a tiny hint of unripe strawberry is coming through.
    • Taste
      A bit flat, mildly peated. Very mild with a bitter after taste of the alcohol. Grassy, briny and citrusy (lemon).
    • Finish
      Middle long finish. Nicely balanced though!

  5. ddertzaar did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Conclusion: He is actually quite right for his age - the price but somewhat ambitious.
    • Nose
      slightly smoky, apple, Obstler ... In the first impression he is a bit sprittig me, then citrus notes are added.
    • Taste
      malty, smoky, apple, lemon, mint, salt
    • Finish
      short-medium, malty, mint, slightly greasy smoke remains in the mouth

  6. alex..w..fan did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:Talisker 'Young & Feisty' (46%, McGibbon's Provenance, Spring 2014)  I believe this is a 9 years old, but I may well be wrong. Maybe it’s even younger, we all know what it means when a whisky’s hiding its age (yup, the opposite of ladies.) Colour: very white wine. Nose: it’s pure malt distillate, it’s not exactly whisky. Don’t look for any wood influence, it’s all crystalline, pure, mezcaly spirit. Brine and olives, smoke and seaweed, kippers and oysters. Punto basta. Mouth: excellent. Age isn’t important when the distillate is characterful (but very few distillates are characterful over there in Scotland, in my humble opinion.) A blend of seawater, lemon juice and liquid smoke. Finish: long, ashy, smoky, salty, a bit acrid, perhaps. Green olives in the background. Comments: the official ten is more complex, and probably more consensual (you may pour it to your wine friends, while you cannot quite pour them this baby Talisker, unless you want them to leave ;-). Maybe more demonstration ‘whisky’, but I love it. SGP:367 - 87 points.

  7. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Sample from WillemvdK. 
    • Nose
      Fruity, coastal - briny and bourbon fruits. Citrus, peat and some ashes.
    • Taste
      Young - spirit, citrus and fruity. Some smoke and even some wax.
    • Finish
      Medium drying with fruits - bourbon fruits and ashes.I like the long and tasty finish!

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