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Cape Breton evokes deep memories and strong emotions for me as well as a deep appreciation for the beauty of my adopted island. My hopes are that you too might find the photos evocative - maybe a view you've not enjoyed before, or an 'Oh I've been there', or if from away that you may be encouraged to visit this fair isle so that you might come to love and breathe Cape Breton as I do. One word about place names that I use - some are completely local usage while others are from maps of Cape Breton that I've purchased over the years. I frequently post travel and other photos that are of interest to me - and hopefully you.

On the right hand side bar find my take on Single Malt whiskey - from how to best enjoy this noble drink to reviews (in a most non-professional manner) of ones that I have tried and liked - or not. Also musings, mine and others, on life in general.

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Talisker 10 Year Old, 45.8 ACV (great whisky)

I usually don't post pre-final drafts but Talisker is good stuff and I have been tied for time with many excuses for lack of imput - so for the interim here is Michael Jackson's take and my only comment GREAT

Talisker 10 year old, 45.8% Alc/Vol

The Cuillins are the dramatic hills of Skye, the island home of Talisker. "The lava of the Cuillins" is how some tasters describe Talisker.

Michael Jackson's Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch comments:

House Style - Volcanic. A winter warmer.
COLOUR - Bright amber red.
NOSE - Pungent, smoke-accented, rounded.
BODY - Full, slightly syrupy,
PALATE - Smoky, malty sweet, with sourness and a very big pepperiness developing.
FINISH - Very peppery. Huge, long.
score 90

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