Edencroft has 3 New additions to it’s range this week with an Amrut Indian malt and a couple of Taliskers from the Isle of Skye.
||Amrut – Indian Single Malt Whisky
Country: Indian Region: Indian
Age: Strength: 46%
Summary: FROM THE LAND OF THE GREAT HIMALAYAS.
Nose: Heavy, thicky oaked and complex: some curious barley sugar notes here shrouded in soft smoke. Big, but seductively gentle, too..
Taste: The delivery through controlled at first, is massive! Then more like confusion as that smoke on the nose turns into warming, full brown peat, but it far from gets its own way as a vague sherry trifle note(curious, seeing how there are no sherry butts involved) – the custard presumably is okay vanilla hammers home that barley – fruitness to make for a bit of a free for all; but for extra food measure the flavours develop into a really intense chocolate fudge middle which absolutely resonates through the palate;
Finish: A slight struggle here as the mouthfeel gets a bit puffy here with the dry peat and oak; enough molassed sweetness to see the malt through to a satisfying end, though. Above all the spices, rather than lying down and accepting their fae, rise up and usher this extraordinary whisky to its exit;
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||Talisker – 1999 Distillers Edition
Country: Scotland Region: IsleofSkye
Age: 11 Years Strength: 45.80%
Summary: On the shores of Loch Harport, the village of Carbost is home to Skye’s only distillery producing a wonderfully powerful and award-winning Island malt bottled at above average strength.
The Distillers Edition is unique: after its usual aging process in American oak casks, the whisky undergoes a second maturation in casks previously holding sherry. The result is older, sweeter and richer than the regular bottlings.
Appearance: Chestnut brown.
Nose: Sharp and well focussed; no lingering, rambling smoke here. A sultana sweetness. One of the most tantalising sherry noses – certainly the cleanest.
Palate: Crisp peat then softens to great richness in the mouth. Sweet, roasty malt with heathery dryness. Sherry notes keep back some pepper. In its place is luscious, slightly oily sweetness with juicy fruit and vanilla.
Finish: Some very deep cocoa notes, vanilla and lingering quite earthy peat. An enormously chewable single malt, with sweetness having the edge on dryness.
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||Talisker – 30 Year Old Single Malt – 2009 Release
Country: Scotland Region: IsleofSkye
Age: 30 Year Old. Strength: 53.10%
Summary: A limited edition, natural cask strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
From the only distillery on the Isle of Skye.
Fourteenth and equal oldest limited release to be offered by the distillery.
From American Oak and European Oak refill casks.
Interesting to compare with three previous bottlings of this age in the same series, all of them whiskies of great dignity, subtle nuance and easy balance.
Fewer than 3,000 individually numbered bottles available world-wide.
A consistently excellent, mild-mannered Talisker perfect for more subtle tastes.
DESCRIPTION: A mild-mannered, more mature Talisker, still with plenty of personality and unmistakable character. Can Talisker be subtle? This one is. It’s an elegant, scented malt that is simple in structure with all its basic elements easily accessible.
APPEARANCE: Gold, with little beading.
NOSE: The softly muted character of age. Mild and unusually fruity (citrus), fading quickly into lush seaweed with charred sticks – as with a spent fire, in which the charcoal and peat embers barely glow. Soon becoming soft and very slightly waxy or creamy, like fudge. Just a drop of water freshens things, bringing up drying wooden fish boxes and a return of the tangy fruit (tart plums). Then it all drifts away into charred old wood.
PALATE: Drinks well at full strength and has a pleasant, teeth-coating texture. The smoke is immediate and dry with creamy oak. Almond milk and light, sweet stone fruits emerge, joined by a trace of salt, as with peat moss in the rain or seaweed. Adding a little water brings up a pleasant smooth texture. It’s now quite sweet to start but less so overall, with some salt and a trace of cloves.
FINISH: Long and gently warming, with salty seaweed in the lingering maritime aftertaste and just a white pepper tingle on the tongue in place of that chilli pepper ‘catch’.
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