Sounds like a quality drink. There seems to be more whisky than time.
14.3 (Talisker 17 Years Old 1979)
Island single malt scotch whisky
What they say:
Cask No. 14.3
Distilled in March 1979 and matured for 17 years before bottling in September 1996 at 64.3% ABV
What I say:
As part of my attempts to sample every SMWS distillery it was inevitable we would have to resort to auction houses to get access to some of the distilleries that haven’t been bottled in some time by the SMWS. This particular example was the 3rd cask bottled from Talisker (SMWS distillery #14). Many thanks to Chris from Still Dramming for spotting this one and successfully winning the auction as well as sharing samples with us.
Very refractive light amber gold (9/20), numerous small droplet tears with fine trails
Salty and meaty, sea salt and balsamic vinegar crisps sprung to mind almost immediately, masses of cereal…
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