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Sushi and a wee dram of Talisker

Halò Single Malt Mates,

Talisker 10 is an ubiquitous whisky. You can find it at every big liquor chain in the States and naturally in fine vendors like Royal Mile Whiskies and the Whisky Exchange in Scotland itself.
For a lark I decided to try some with sushi as well as smoked salmon which pairs extremely well with Talisker 10. The peppery palate and smooth finish go well with the fish…

Here is the whisky:

10 Year Old 45.8% 70cl

Producer Diageo
Age 10 Year Old
Bottle Size 70cl
Alc. Volume 45.8%
Bottler Official
Region Island

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.

I love pairing Talisker with meat and fish. It really brings out the flavours of the food..

Try it I think you will like it..

Inspiring bold John Barleycorn!
What dangers thou canst make us scorn!
Wi’tippeny, we Fear nae evil;
Wi’usquabae, we’ll face the devil!

Here’s tae the heath, the hill and the heather,
The bonnet, the plaid, the kilt and the feather.

A h-uile la sona dhuibh‘s gun la idir dona dhuibh!
May all your days be happy ones!

Slàinte mhòr agus a h-uile beannachd duibh.
Great health and every good blessing to you

Your Scotch Spirit Master