Sunday, February 07, 2016

Talisker


In honor of the Super Bowl, which I'm not going to watch BTW, I opened a bottle of Talisker, 10 years fresh from the Isle of Skye.

The world is a happier place.

15 comments:

Miguel GFZ said...

I'll wait for the "Best Superbowl Commercials" show tomorrow.

DamDoc said...

hmmm.. im in the east, and i have consumed my allotment of wine in celebration (grgich).... we definatly will NOT be watching the half time show.. go peyton!

KevinC said...

Good choice! I have the last of a bottle of Glenfiddich 15 I'm finishing off tonight (Memo to myself: Stop by BevMo on way home tomorrow).

Pat Carver said...

Talisker is one of my favorite single malts. The setting for the distillery on the Western end of Skye is very pretty. I like the 18yr expression better. Smoother but still has the Talisker peppery finish.

Anonymous said...

There has been a wonderful growth in botique distillers in the US that you can't pass up. American whiskeys, gins and rum being made by folks who car about their craft.

Being a rummy, I fell in love when I discovered Old Harbor Barrel Flag Navy Strength Rum which is distilled in San Diego. As a long time fan of Demarera style Rums from Guyana. Barrel Flag is as close to the original as I've found.

Yes, my Scottish ancestors are the only folk who can make scotch, but give some of the new, young distillers in the US some of your business!

_DonWorsham_ said...

I was a fan of single malts in my younger years (50's) but now in my twilight I've settled on Jameson a fine Irish whiskey.

Curt Itson said...

Sipped Glendive nadurra during the game. Cask strength makes me feel all warm inside

Curt Itson said...

Glenlivet not glendive! Freaking auto correct!

Anonymous said...

None of the whiskeys mentioned here are bad - in any way. I agree with the previous anonymous poster about the American whiskeys. Of course, if you’re talking bourbon, you’re in luck because there are a lot of great bourbons at several orders of magnitude less cost than some of the expensive scotch.

I’m partial to the Bowman bourbon from Virginia, and there are many other good expressions.

Anonymous said...

Being a "White-Russian", make mine Stolichnaya. It's authentic and good. No wood aging, no peat firing, just good alcohol that does still have character. It's sort of like good 'shine.


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Eric said...

When I decided to enter the world of single malt Scotch (right after Hurricane Charlie), I jumped in the deep end by starting with Laphroaig. 10 year old is good, 15 year old is better, Quarter Cask is ... different.

A good friend in Colorado sent me a bottle of Stranahan's for Christmas a few years ago. Good stuff!

tomah57 said...

Glenmorangie The Quinta Ruban ; Expect a warm, fruity scent with a hint of cedar and a smooth caramel-honey flavor with baking spices & a hint of dark chocolate on the finish.

bgary said...

Balvenie Caribbean Cask. 14 years old, and doesn't taste like sod ;-)

Odysseus M Tanner said...

Oban. Great balance along the ladder between sweet & syrupy and smokey-peaty & peppery. Not too sweet and with a hint of smokey peat. Tallisker's also excellent.

Jeff Rosen said...

Knob Creek, because Bookers, like the rent, is too damn high.