good Talisker! Around 150 EUR which is not exactly cheap for a 16 Year Old
malt. Thanks, Jan, for the sample!
The nose is
honeysweet with citrus and banana, drenched in honey, upholstered with light
vanilla and pepper. Not quite the pepper bomb I had expected, but beautiful
nonetheless. Slightly mineraly and somewhat salty. The smoke is hard to find on
the nose. Soft peat.
On the palate, it
remains very sweet, but now the peat and salt rush forward and make the fruit
pale in comparison. Milk chocolate and white pepper precede the citrus, that is
now even more prominent than on the nose, but cannot compete with the salt
The finish is fairly long
and mildly smoky with a bittersweet terminus.