A Drink With Talisker Single Malt

You'll make this single malt a double.
By Cory Jones ,

We sat down with an expert from the Talisker, single malt scotch distillery and tasted a few of their whiskys. Then we asked if we could taste some more.

Talisker 10-Year-Old

Price:
$49

Talisker: This has a rich, dried-fruit sweetness with clouds of smoke and strong barley-malt flavors, warming and intense. At the back of the mouth is an explosion of pepper.

Maxim Editor Cory: This stuff is friggin' delicious. As someone who spent a lot of his college years drinking out of whisky in plastic bottles,t his is a major upgrade.

Talisker 18-Year-Old

Price:
$64

Talisker: Sweet in front, then more assertive with a hint of smoke as it coats the palate.  An overall warming effect develops toward the finish with notes of smoke and toffee.

Maxim Editor Cory: This is very similar to the first one with a slightly sweeter overtone at the beginning, and then ends with a nice long smoky finish. This stuff is as smooth as I wish my back was.

Talisker 30-Year-Old

Price:
$349

Talisker: A mild nose-feel, very reserved and slow. At first, a teasing fruit acidity and dried fruits, with sweeter notes. Quickly then, sooty

smoke with aromatic spices after a while and polished oak, followed by more fruit. Water makes it more maritime, and it unfolds with a smoky development.

Maxim Editor Cory: This is what drinking is all about. I can't imagine a whisky tasting bettert han this. I thought the extra age might have some ill effects, but this whisky is almost creamy. It's balanced perfectly and it combines citrus and smoke to get the perfect finish.

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