Hello everyone, my name is lance and this blog will be primarily composed of tea, coffee, and booze reviews.
So lets start this off with a booze review, well just because that's what I'm drinking right now.
Talisker 10 year old
Colour: Amber, likely caramel added
Neat nose: Sharp almost petrol note dominates. Once you break through the prevalent petrol layer, you get into a mild peat and smoke, and below that is a caramel note and a really muted vanilla undertone.
Taste neat: Arrival is harsh fiery and peppery and faintly sweet, but soothes into a pleasant caramel and vanilla, not much peat in the flavor.
Water added: about half a teaspoon.
Nose Water added: 10 minutes has elapse since the water has been added, Still has that petrol like odor but I'm getting a bit of citrus under it. Smoke and peat has all but disappeared, vanilla and caramel are faint.
Taste water added: Arrival is sweet that travels into a peppery bite peat and smoke are more pronounced than before the finish has developed more of a dry peaty-ness than before.
Finish: Medium, sticks around for a bit but doesn't linger longer than a few minutes.
Peat scale: (if applicable) 4/10 in intensity its there you do notice it but its not a peat monster.
peat scale legend : 0= no peat 1= highland park 10= laprohaig 10yo CS
Thoughts: a good (subjectively) malt that has a love it or hate it attitude. Some may love it for its unique flavor. Others may hate it for its overly petrol notes. I for one like the stuff, being a peat head i can appreciate the rather unique presentation here, and with the bottling at 45.8% a little goes further than usual.