Sample on and ... .. nose up. A nice gush of mild warm smoke rises immediately. Then oat butter cookies vanilla, oranges, honey and a lot of nuts. Macadamia or walnut? Both . And some lemon juice also creeps into your nose.
Written straight from the sample bottle as written.
Then from the tumbler uhhhhhhhhhh I mean, of course, Classic Malt Nosing Glass. Here is the transformation.
The nut is now sharper and fruity towards apricots, also maritime and mineral. The sharpness rises in the form of pepper and not too scarce. Maybe it is a little salty too. But how should salt get into the whisky? I write mineral. Anyway, it tastes of coast. Still wadding. You should give him time in the glass. After about 15 minutes these nuts (for cracking) come to the fore again.
This is where the pepper and the mineral come through. There is not much left of the honey sweetness.
While the nose was soft, mild and sweet at the beginning, it burns like a chili pepper on the tongue, that could mean punk deduction.
Alcohol? I would type 40% for noses and 50% for tasting on the palate because of the sharpness. Like Jekyll and Hyde. Funny !
Age ? 15 years and mostly in bourbon casks
Tip: At first Islay, namely Kilchoman, the fruity, also the penchant for grain seems familiar to me. But then the sharpness, because my tip works more
So Talisker points: 88
pity the burning on his tongue cost him 2-3 points.
My thanks go to TOM NA GRUAGAICH for the nut to crack.