- Recomend a whisky not like talisker 18
Ardbeg ten v reliable, if somewhat predictable for a recommendation – I like islays but don’t usually enjoy Talisker, has a note to it that doesn’t agree with me.
Was it some sort of special edition that tasted spicy? Not a usual description but I guess it could mean many things.Posted 1 month agometalheartSubscriber
Bruichladdich – The Classic Laddie. You can’t miss it, it comes in a turquoise bottle (subtle!)
I had some of this the other month (I thought I was getting a different islay…).
It’ll be my next bottle for sure.
Unpeated islay, don’t know, but I loved it (my normal favourite is caol isla which is definitely peated….)Posted 1 month ago13thfloormonkMember
Is Talisker peated? I’ve recently learnt that apparently there is a difference between ‘peated’ and ‘smokey’ when I had always thought they were one and the same.
I have a very blunt palate, all I know is that I love peated Islay whiskies, whereas anything else (Talisker included) now just seems too sweet in comparison.
I’d say just get a basic Laphroaig and see what you think, it’s probably as ‘different’ a flavour as you’re likely to find! 😁Posted 1 month agojohnnersMember
I’d say just get a basic Laphroaig and see what you think, it’s probably as ‘different’ a flavour as you’re likely to find!
If it’s the fairly mild peating (IMO) of Taliskers the OPO’s finding objectionable then I’d suggest that’s NOT the way to go! What are you going to suggest next, Lagavulin 16?Posted 1 month ago13thfloormonkMember
Well first, I’ve never heard of peated whiskies being referred to as ‘spicy’, that term seems to get used to describe heavily sherried whiskies.
Secondly, in my admittedly limited experience, Talisker doesn’t seem to bear much relation to any of the peated Islays, however if someone can confirm that Talisker dry their mash with peat smoke then I’ll hold my hands up as a total phillipine and never trouble a whisky thread again…
Basically I find most whiskies too sweet and/or rich, whilst peated Islays seem lighter and ‘cleaner’ to taste.Posted 1 month ago
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