I have to say that I do not know the old CS Talisker, but that's how I imagine it.
Of course, the alcohol is present in the nose; at 57.4 he is allowed to do that and he is very well involved in that.
The smoke is quite tame and a nice, but indefinable sweetness comes through. And at this malt here I finally have the much-quoted sea breeze.
The taste is rather dry. The sweet is just a companion and completes the whole. The smoke is now stronger but still no smoke monster.
And there it is again ... this salty / tingling mouthfeel that I love so much.
He is strong enough and he can handle a lot of water.
In the end he still has a certain sharpness on the tongue. Will probably be the "Chilli Catch".
I do not think much of that word.
I'll call it peppery.
The departure is unfortunately a bit short.
The smoke stays longer and a nice oak cargo comes with. Not bitter, not woody but very balanced. That's it