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Whisky Reviews for Talisker Pure Highland Malt GM
4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.11 points
- These scores are for drinking neat, do not add water as it falls away considerably.
This is still my 2nd favourite Talisker of all the ones I have had after the 1981 20 year 62% OB
- With water
Nose - Brine, sweet smoke, bitter lemon, marzipan
Palate - falls apart, still some smokiness ( i lost interest at this point)
Finish - short
Neat this is fantastic but do not add water. At first i thought i had put too much water in so i tried it with only a few drops but it was falling away again. I would definately buy this again as i have not had a Talisker as good as this.
Notes from December 2010.
Rich fruit cake, burnt oranges, marzipan, sweet, bitchumen
Sea brine, peppery, lemon, hot (in a nice way).
- 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)