Hello fellow Scotch lovers,
today's Wednesday Whisky Club is Talisker 10 Years Old, another classic from the Diageo producer.
The distillery runs along traditional lines, still using wooden worm tubs. Another unique feature is the lyne arms on the wash stills are designed to trap vapours from the first distillation before they reach the outside worm tubs with a copper pipe carrying the trapped vapours back to the wash stills.
Furthermore, Talisker is bottled at a high strength making it one of the stronger scotch's on the market.
All of this makes it a personal favourite of mine due to my bias towards strong peaty whiskies.
Colour: Bright Gold
Nose: Assertive marine character with waves of smoke.
Taste: Surprises with some sweetness, then fruits, smoke and seaweed take over. Some commentators recommend trying it with seafood.
Finish: Lots to give here with the sweetness coming back and a distinctive sharp pepper bite.