Talisker The Bodega Series-40 year old-1978

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Lot 132
Talisker The Bodega Series-40 year old-1978

£ 2,200 - 2,400
US$ 2,900 - 3,200
Amended

Whisky Sale

3 Oct 2018, 11:00 BST

Edinburgh

Talisker The Bodega Series-40 year old-1978
Distilled and bottled by Talisker Distillery. Finished in former Delgado Zuleta Sherry Casks.
Limited Release. Bottle number 1 of 2000. In presentation case within presentation carton and original outer carton. Very good labelling. Level: very top shoulder. 70 cl. Single malt, 50.0% volume
1 bottle

Footnotes

  • Tasting Notes:

    Appearance: Deep, limpid gold. Good beading.

    Nose: Mild and rich, with light nose prickle. The sweet fruitiness of sultanas and pears in syrup, then orange peel, framed in oiled sandalwood, with a salty suggestion of seaweed or sea air in the middle, on a base of faintly smoky raw sugar. Water brings up a buttery note of short crust pastry and a waxy hint.

    Body: Medium, rich.

    Palate: Most appealing. At natural strength, the texture is very fine; oil-smooth and lightly coating. The taste starts sweetly fruity - white grapes, more sultanas - then becomes sea-salty and savoury, before finishing hot and peppery. As the sweet waves of flavour roll out across the palate, they break over a hint of that Talisker trademark, hot chilli spice, and some scented smoke. There's great balance and vigour throughout. Adding water may tame the fire a little, but the lion remains wild at heart.

    Finish: Long and warming, with a late, great tongue-tingling nuttiness in the embers as the fire slips down, and a last smoky trace of snuffed candle.

Saleroom notices

  • Bottle signed on reverse "Craig Wilson"
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