Aroma: Citrus, peppermint, nuts, steamed straw, hay, sweetish, dried herbs, immortelle, there is a wonderful herbality. Chocolate, a little earthy, polished on old furniture. Peat has been transformed into a different scent range over the years. Laphroaigy smelled more powerful and intense in the test, but Talisker is richer in impressions and subtle nuances, there is still something to discover. (93 pts)
Taste: In the taste at first beautifully fine, oily, full. But then comes the peppery explosion hand in hand with the citrus. Strong oiliness. The taste is subtle and rich at the same time. Pepper, citrus, old wood, smoke. Ash in ash. Maturity from this Talisker radiates directly, this is a concert on the tongue. (95 pts)
Summary: This is nothing superficial or bombastic from the first impression. This whisky needs time, your concentration and then reveals its charm and elegance. In the aforementioned comparative test, Talisker ended up as a clear winner, while Laphroaig 16 and 25 pushed into his pocket. For a half-year sample, I gave a thousand crowns, and I certainly do not regret this investment, but the money would be rolled out of the way, but the experience and memory of excellent whisky will remain forever.