A must have for any talisker fan. The 18-year-old was hugely well received by just about everyone it took the title best whisky in the world at the 2007 world whiskies awards too. 45. 8% abv the nose is quite clean and fresh. There is a mixed fruity sweetness with a spicy character.
The peat and smoke rise with notes of perfume and thick oak. Hints of calvados and a touch of acidity with ground ginger. The palate is thick and rich and full-bodied. Notes of spicy peppery oak espresso beans and wood smoke. A little allspice creeps in there is a certain zesty character lurking somewhere. The spice builds and builds with utter intent.
The finish is long and with peppery oak.
*Bottle only shipped, not outer cardboard packaging.