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Whisky Reviews for Talisker 2008 LsD
4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.13 points
- Serge from Whiskyfun says:Talisker 6 yo 2008/2014 (46%, Hepburn's Choice, 363 bottles) I agree we could have chosen the official 10 instead as #1, but this ultra-young and mega-pale Talisker (from blending stock, I suppose) should be the closest you can get to ‘the spirit’. Colour: white wine. Say sauvignon-white. Nose: ah yes, we’ve tried several very young Taliskers by DL and affiliated houses, as well as Milroy’s if I remember well. A similarly perfect mixture, with wet dogs (we’re sorry, dogs), soaked grains, farmyard, burning seaweed, brine, caraway, and damp hessian. Milder than an Islay, with more spicy herbs and less smoke. And more green pepper (almost forgot to mention that). Kind of irrefutable. Mouth: brine, sea water, black and white peppers, samphires, lemon juice… and that’s all. I guess 6 years wasn’t enough to make it more complex, but it’s very well-chiselled young spirit. Finish: long, rather on grapefruit and very smoky brine. Comments: excellent, not unlike white mezcal or Haitian clairin. Someone should try to blend mezcal, clairin and Talisker one day. Hey, why me? SGP:358 - 86 points.
- No comparison to the 10 year old Talisker. I often dread the metallic note of such rather young whiskys. This is only vaguely to be guessed here.
Not many flavors to discover. A little lemon, a little vanilla and a decent smoky note.
A sweetie with some smoke. It dominates the alcohol.
Schwups and gone.
- N: Young ethanol surrounded by fresh peat. Definitely pleasant
T: Sweet, peatish spirit
F: Ethanol, and then gone
Scores a C+