Plus, the wood and the spirit doesn't blend very well.
Overall rather poor.
Talisker DEs from the 90s were offering decent quality for a decent price. Worth sipping on some random, average occasions. This doesn't give me any reason to miss-abuse alcohol. Wouldn't recommend it, won't buy it anymore (lesson learned) and won't finish the bottle.
Feels rather generous to give it an 80. But I at least try to be objective, here..