Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Talisker 10: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by The Cove

Talisker 10 Year Scotch Whisky
From the Isle of Skye, Talisker 10 year has long been dubbed "Magic Marker" by Raise a Glass producer James Lawson.  It gets the name from its distinctive nose which does indeed resemble a permanent market.  Feel free to sniff this one all you'd like.  The whisky is slightly syrupy and well peppered.  Its taste is refined, and as Jeremy put it, "civilized."  It remains smooth on the finish while balancing out the sweetness with smoke.  A very well done Scotch.

Talisker 10 Year
Average Score

Whisk(e)y Wednesday is a blog post series on Bite and Booze presented by The Cove.  Check out The Cove in Baton Rouge, LA to browse their selection of over 200 whiskeys (including bourbons) and 325+ Scotch whiskys.  Whisk(e)y Wednesday is created and rated by the hosts of Raise a Glass.  Scores are marked for Nose, Taste, Finish, and Balance and Complexity using our own propriatary scoring system.  Marks are then added and averaged, leaving us with a final score out of a 100 point scale.  Our scale should be looked at on the full range of 0-100 rather than an academic range where 70 is passing and anything less is failing.  A 50 should be considered a very mediocre whisk(e)y while anything below 10 is absolute horse piss and anything above 90 is rather extraordinary.

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