Tasting Notes: Nose: Unexpectedly fruity, with wonderful intensity, which clearly goes in a tropical direction, reminiscent of mangos, passion fruit, mandarins, also some honeydew melon, grapefruit and lychee. In addition, intense minerality, with fine phenols, but not really go in a clearly smoky direction. This is more of a subliminal maritime touch, some ozone, sea air and oysters, complemented by tobacco leaves and some heather. The alcohol optimally integrated.
Mouth: What a nice mouthfeel! Wonderfully creamy, oily, thick, without even the slightest reminder of alcohol! Again, the fruitiness shows from the nose, but the salty, mineral impressions come directly behind it. Then some vanilla, earthy notes, autumn leaves on wet ground and very distant smoke. The Talisker typical Pfeffrigkeit is but to recognize only in beginnings and mixes hardly noticed in the taste image.
Finish: Long, warming, sweet, salty, with very distant smokiness and wet earth.
Conclusion: What a great whisky with great fruit notes, which received by this subtle maritimeity until their great complexity. But the best part is that it conveys so much power and volume in the taste, without this impression even seems to bind somehow to the presence of alcohol. You rarely find anything like that! https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/