| Malt Advocate 90 points (Aug 2012)
Another that should need no introduction. The thing to look for in Talisker, as with all smoky whiskies, is sweetness that gives the requisite balance to the drying effect of smoke. Underneath Talisker’s smoke, which ain’t as all-pervading as Lagavulin, is a sweet pear-like quality. When young there are notes of the land: heather, moor, sweet seaweed, and a finish that has a distinctive cracked black pepper hit.
(Summer 2012) Reviewed by: Dave Broom
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 96 points (Mar 2015)
(UB Collection,Finalist,Great Value,Tried & True Award)- Wheat field yelloa/amber color. Distinctive aroma serves notice immediately that this is a spirity, robust malt of consequence. Flavor profile supports the bouquet, adding traces of sea salt, tobacco, cooking oil, sage. Maritime malt magnificence in a glass.