14.3 (Talisker 17 Years Old 1979) ~ 64.3% (SMWS)

10 Mar
14.3 (Talisker 17 Years Old 1979) ~ 64.3% (SMWS)

Sounds like a quality drink. There seems to be more whisky than time.

The Whiskyphiles

14.3 (Talisker 17 Years Old 1979)

Island single malt scotch whisky

64.3% ABV

Score: 92/100


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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Posted by on March 10, 2015 in Uncategorized


3 responses to “14.3 (Talisker 17 Years Old 1979) ~ 64.3% (SMWS)

  1. John Speights

    March 11, 2015 at 10:52 am

    Love the blog. Lots of good info here. I’m a big fan of whiskey as well as coffee. So I started sourcing and aging beans in whiskey barrels. Now I can get the nice finish of whiskey anytime! Would you be interesting in reviewing our coffee beans for your readers? I can get some free samples out to you. Let me know. Great site!

    Liked by 1 person

    • samuelstyve

      March 11, 2015 at 4:46 pm

      Sounds like a match made in heaven. I also enjoy coffee, especially with a splash of whiskey, so this is definitely right up my alley. I’d love to try it out and write about it. Oops, just realized I posted that publicly. That was not my intention. I am still getting used to WordPress.


  2. Marilyn

    March 11, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    I am here to tell you just reading the excerpts from it makes me think I might like to try it myself….

    Liked by 1 person


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