Nose: It’s definitely Talisker-forward: there’s lots of sea salt, fragrant black pepper, fresh apples, pineapples, and pears. Grilled pork chop, soot, tide pools, and candle wax. Some delicate barley notes and toasted marshmallows, as well as orange sherbet, grapefruit peel, and dried flower petals. Star anise, clove, sesame, and mustard seed. Creamy cappuccino.
Palate: Medium-oily texture. Wax, toffee, orange peel, key lime, and coffee up front. Softly floral and perfumed. Rich sooty smoke on the development, with crystallized pineapple, damp hay, surf-drenched barley, candied nuts, and vanilla. A sudden blast of toasted sesame seeds, along with spicy cinnamon and ginger-spiced dark chocolate.
Finish: Medium-long, leaving a light texture. Savoury and nutty. Notes of soy sauce and nori join the sesame to complete the shoyu ramen effect. Milk chocolate, cloves, smoked fudge, and grapefruit. Cider-braised pork, pumpkin spice latte, black pepper, seawater, and dank smoke.