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By Charles MacLean

Whisky's most interesting guru' - The Sunday instances 'Charles MacLean writes like no different specialist at the topic. His prose is knowledgeable and hugely wonderful' - The self sustaining This abridged electronic variation of Charles MacLean's best-selling Whiskypedia: A Gazetteer of Scotch Whisky serves as a simple advent to Scotch whisky which deals a short consultant to the flavor and personality of each malt whisky distilled in Scotland just about the way it is made. each one access incorporates a brief biography of every model, its variety, mature personality, a few feedback of different whiskies with a widely comparable flavour profile, the uncooked fabrics that cross into the creation of every model, a observe at the sorts of casks used and an inventory of present and up to date bottlings published through the distillery. additionally incorporated are an inventive Flavour Map and Flavour Wheel. it is a utterly new method of realizing and having fun with Scotch malt whisky, by way of the most important authority at the topic.

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Maturation: Sherry butts and fill up hogsheads; six warehouses on web site. Expressions: apart from the 2 butts (25YO s) which have been bottled in 1992 to have fun the distillery’s centenary, there are not any professional bottlings except: Strathmill 12YO @ forty three% (Flora & Fauna sequence, brought 2001) TALISKER based in 1830 via Hugh and Kenneth MacAskill, tacksmen (substantial tenant farmers), who had received the rent of Talisker apartment and its linked property from Macleod of Macleod. uploading barley and coal and exporting whisky, all by means of sea, used to be high priced. The MacAskills offered to the North of Scotland financial institution in 1848, and next licensees went bankrupt earlier than the distillery was once received by means of Roderick Kemp in 1879. Robert Louis Stevenson famously remarked in 1887: ‘The King o’ beverages as I conceive it – Talisker, Islay or Glenlivet. ’ The distillery was once prolonged in 1900 and the pier and cottages equipped. until eventually the stillhouse used to be rebuilt in 1961/62, following a devastating hearth, Talisker was once triple-distilled. a distinct attribute of Talisker is the peppery ‘catch’ as you swallow. nobody understands the place it comes from. variety: Smoky and highly spiced, with maritime notes and excessive pungency. Its keynote flavour (for me) is chilli-pepper behind the throat. Mature personality: Talisker is usually bottled at somewhat larger energy than different whiskies, which boosts its pungency. it's elemental and maritime. seashores, seaweed, salt spray, with spice, dried end result and far away bonfires. The flavor is sweeter than anticipated, with wealthy culmination, aromatic smoke and chilli pepper. Fullbodied. such as: Caol Ila, Highland Park uncooked fabrics: Medium-peated malt (18–25ppm phenols) from Glen Ord Maltings (7–8 in ultimate spirit). construction water from a burn emerging on Cnoc nan Speireag (Hawkhill) at the back of the distillery; procedure water from Carbost Burn. Maturation: generally fill up U. S. hogsheads; a small quantity of fill up eu wooden. 4,500 casks on web site; the rest crammed and matured in important Scotland. Expressions: Talisker is one in all just a handful of malts bottled as singles within the early 20th century. until eventually it used to be chosen as a vintage Malt in 1988 it used to be bottled at 8YO, thereafter at 10YO. An oddity of the make is that it's normally bottled at a bit greater than general energy. only a few self reliant bottlings were performed, because the malt is generally utilized in the Johnnie Walker blends. Talisker 10YO @ forty five. eight% Talisker Distillers variation @ forty five. eight% (finished in Amoroso sherrywood) Talisker 20YO @ CS (limited releases 2001, 2003) Talisker 25YO 1979 @ CS (limited releases 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009) Talisker 28YO 1973 @ forty three. three% (limited unencumber 2001) Talisker fifty seven° North @ fifty seven% (released 2008) Talisker 30YO @ CS (limited releases 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010) TAMDHU In 1896 3 distilleries have been deliberate for Knockando parish: Tamdhu, Knockando and Imperial. The relocating strength in the back of Tamdhu used to be William provide, a Director of Highland Distilleries and agent for the Caledonian financial institution in Elgin.

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