Color: Light Amber
Nose: Very pungent and full of cardamom, curry powder, paprika, lemon curd, sweet melon, papaya, brown sugar, coriander seeds, sea salt and brine
Taste: Much sweeter then the palate, lots of sweet icing sugar, cinnamon rolls, curry powder, brown sugar, date squares, raisins and brown sugar
Finish: Medium with more coriander seeds, orange peel (witbier?), ginger root and sultanas
This is almost the perfect whisky to give a curry lover to get them into single malt scotch. It's uniquely spicy and super unique with the depth of spices I gather from the nose. It's a tad pungent but also very enticing at the same time. The palate however doesn't seem to keep the diversity of the spices intact and loses some of the tropical fruits the nose seems to lead up on. Either way, a fantastic "not-Talisker" that does something different even though it's not as composed (in my opinion) as the 15 year official bottling from 2019.
Assuming this is Talisker of course...