My Tasting Notes:
Colour: Medium amber
Nose: Typical Talisker with mild smoke, hints of tropical fruit and pepper.
Palate: Very mild peat, banana, pineapple, hints of smoked ham, vanilla, candied ginger, nutmeg and freshly ground white pepper.
Finish: Long, smoky and spicy.
Overall: This is much closer to the 10 year old than previous releases. Combined with the lowered bottling strength there is not much of a reason to spend the extra money.
Rating: 83/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$
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Scored blind for the Malt Maniacs Awards 2012 where it won a silver medal, re-tasted for notes