Halo Single Malt Mates,
Since I have so many new readers, I have realized that every now and then, I have to educate my new friends with my tried and true pairings that my older readers already know about. So here is one of my faves.
Pairing Scottish Smoked Salmon with Talisker 10. I get Scottish Smoked Salmon at Albertson’s here in Sin City
The salmon pairs exquisitely with the Talisker. The palate and finish are simply divine.
10 Year Old 45.8% 70cl
Age 10 Year Old
Bottle Size 70cl
Alc. Volume 45.8%
The Scots can be a hard headed, single minded bunch, as Talisker shows. Skye wasn’t the easiest place logistically to set up in the 1830’s, but they persevered, and now it is one of the most visited distilleries in Scotland, and one of the most popular Highland/Island malts. A nice peppery peaty dram.
Official Tasting Notes
Nose: Hot and heavy, with hints of dried cocoa leaves, castor oil and smoked chipotle chilli peppers. Pungent, smoked kippers and freshly ground pepper. Earthiness and peatiness arrive as the dram opens up. You find yourself being enveloped by it.
Palate: A burst of pepper and peat hit the tongue, followed by a sweet note. A note of ginger, and rich, layered and smoked.
Yes, I know the Talisker is a tad peaty and some don’t like it. But I do. and most of my friends do too.
So I heartily recommend you try this pairing. Talisker is available in most places in the States and certainly in the UK. It is reasonable as well. Very important to us Scots!
May you aye ha’e a copper to spare,
And a pinch o’ guide sneeshin’ to share!
And what is the best thing o’ a’ –
A freend at yet beck an’ yer ca’.
I would like to make a toast to lying, stealing, cheating and drinking. If you’re going to lie, lie for a friend. If you’re going to steal, steal a heart. If your going to cheat, cheat death. And if you’re going to drink, drink with me.
Slàinte mhòr agus a h-uile beannachd duibh.
Great health and every good blessing to you
Your Scotch Spirit master