Whisky Type: Single Malt
Region: Isle Of Skye
Age: 8 Year Old
Maturation: From refill casks, then finished in pot-still Caribbean Rum casks
Availability: Limited quantities worldwide
Bottle Size: 700ml
A Talisker with a great deal of the expected maritime distillery character and a delightful twist of sweetness from the Caribbean rum cask finish.
Deep, caramel aromas are balanced by sea salt, dry seaweed and warm sand on a smoky barbecue base. The texture is smooth, the taste hugely rich and sweet before the classic Talisker heat builds with a dash of salt and chilli pepper to a smoky, peppery and drying finish.
A light nose-feel with some prickle. The top notes are sweet and maritime, with hints of molasses and crystalline sugar vying with dry seaweed, crystal salt and iodine, then ‘pear drop’ boiled fruit sweets below, on a smoky base with traces of charred meat.
A soft, smooth texture and a big taste; salty and especially, lightly sweet, before the full-on Talisker pepperiness takes over. Very drying. Water rounds it, softening the rich sweetness and bringing up the pepper, but the profile is similar.
Long, hotly peppery and drying, finishing sweet and smoky with the typical Talisker chilli- pepper ‘catch’ in the swallow.