Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:
Talisker 1992/2006 (58,8%, Jean Boyer One Shot Collection) Colour: white wine. Nose: a very fresh and powerful start on freshly cut apples and yoghurt, farmyard, kelp and soaked grain. Quite sharp and, as they say, uncompromising. Also notes of green tea, walnut skin and wet stone plus hints of cider and crushed sorrel leaves. With water: gets grassier, more mineral, flinty… The peat starts to shine through (smells like floor maltings at the end of the process) as well as sea elements (shells, seaweed). Still quite austere in style – which I like.Mouth (neat): great attack, direct, punchy, peaty and peppery. Notes of small sour apples, grape skin, liquorice and green chilli. For big boys – not that I’m not one but let’s try it with water now: much sweeter, liquoricy, getting very salty, with also notes of walnuts, oatcake, bread crumb… Finish: long, straightforward, expectedly peppery and ‘mashy’, peaty with maybe juts hints of rubber. Superb young Talisker, perfect hipflask malt for winter times I think. 89 points.