Malt of the Month – April 2012

This months Malt of the Month has come form the beautiful and dramatic island of Skye.

Talisker Single Malt Scotch Whisky – 57 Degrees North, No Age Statement – 57% Alc/vol 70cl.

This malt is a distillery bottling at cask strength and is named after the latitude that the Isle of Skye sits upon.

Whilst visiting this fabulous distillery last month Jim was given a taste of this very fine dram (amongst a few others) and found it to be sweet and peaty with a mouth coating quality, this dram means business and should not be taken lightly.

Jim and Nicola will get a bottle soon and add it to our list of up and coming tastings, Jim canny wait.

Talisker Distillery,
IV47 8SR

telephone – 01478 614308

This excellent dram is available at your specialist Whisky shops, direct from the distillery and certainly on-line.

Do go and buy yourself a bottle, especially if you enjoy a robust peaty/smoky dram, you will not be disappointed.


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1 Response

  1. Kadir says:

    My experience was simalir to Jon’s. I just got a bottle of the 2000 Single Barrel from my local BevMo, and after tasting it, I’m disappointed. All of the honey, vanilla, caramel, and citrus-y flavors are there, but so is a harsh bitterness, which I find unpleasant. There’s also a weird background flavor, sort of like the ester-y smell of rotting oranges, sort of like turpentine. Granted, it’s a mild undercurrent, but enough the throw the balance of this bourbon way off for me; my palate gets tricked into expecting sweet and floral flavors, only to be fooled by the spirit’s actual astringency and bitterness. Not bad stuff, but not that good, either.Chris, if you get a chance to sample from other bottles (or barrels, as it were), would you let us know if any of your thoughts have changed? I’m curious to know if Barrel no. 1 is an anomaly.The specs on my bottle:Barreled: 3/30/09Barrel no. 132Bottled: 11/10/09

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