Thanks to /u/nsquare14 for sending me some samples. Really appreciate these, as he sent me some I’ve never reviewed as a thank you for the reviews.
Talisker: One of those “odd ones out” whiskies. Ready? Let’s list why:
First off, it’s peated. Quite a bit. So it’s from Islay, right? No, it’s from the Isle of Skye. So it’s an island. Not odd, however, if we look at other Island whiskies, there’s usually a different rub. Like cask finishes or malts without peat or something like that.
Second up: Owned by Diageo. Just like Lagavulin and Caol Ila. We can get our hands on many IB Caol Ila, and as long as you know the alternative names, you can find IB Lagavulins. However finding a random independently bottled one has alluded me over the last 5 years, 100 bars, and various counties. They seem to hold onto their casks quite…
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