Very tasty with an unexpected fruitiness and rather subtle smoke. Unfortunately clouded by a somewhat raw mouthfeel (can also be a daily form)
Much sweeter than the current DE, the earthy / musty character is also present, with some creativity I can imagine apricots
First of all, much milder than the current DE and also much sweeter in the mouth, the sharpness builds up here slowly over time, but is also not too short, here I even find a few fruit notes with strawberry / cherry and yellow stone fruits
For a brief moment, smoke and the same woody spice as in # 1, leaving a somewhat numbed sensation in the mouth and a relatively light, honey-like sweetness
Not as complex as the 18 Year Old, but still a wonderful whisky. Around 60 EUR.
The typical character of Talisker is clearly recognizable on the nose, which is a good thing. The sherry puts a soft mattress of chocolate, roasted almonds, polished leather and walnuts underneath and covers it with a soft blanket of orange marmalade, mixed peppers and dark honey.
It is very creamy and fiery on the palate. Quite a bit of peat and a pinch of salt go before cloves and a whiff of cinnamon. Then it turns sweet again on bittersweet orangettes, honey and a mild maple syrup. Becomes sweeter as we go along. The pepper keeps counter footing as well. Boy, this is a sturdy palate.