Finally, the last bottle to review in the Game of Thrones whisky series, Talisker Select Reserve paired with House Greyjoy.
Talisker is located in the Isle of Skye, which is one of the remote islands of Scotland. The Greyjoy’s rule the Iron Islands which are off the west coast of Westeros. I have had issues with many of the pairings in this series, this one is not one of them. If I lived in a blustery Island like the Greyjoy’s Talisker would hands down be the very whisky I would want to be drinking.
Nose: pepper, smoke and chocolate
Palate: smoke, caramel, vanilla, pepper and salt
Finish: hints of sweetness, spices and pepper
Yes!!! I am completely on board with this pairing. There is ruggedness and complexity to this whisky. You get the classic Talisker smoke, but you also get the sweetness from the caramel and vanilla notes. All these notes harmoniously come together for a deliciously tasting dram.
One of the whiskies we enjoy drinking the most during the winter is Talisker. You want a whisky hug, then this whisky will do that for you. It’s a whisky that is warms you up and simply hugs you after being outside in the cold. It’s simply fantastic.
If you don’t like peat smoke, then this is not the whisky for you. But, if you are like me and you love that peaty dirt then I highly recommend trying. It will not disappoint you.
Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.