Bright amber shines in the glass, the streaks sticking to the glass wall of my Premium Snifter dissolve long and oily "legs" and pull their endless paths back into the glass. Salty, with a touch of the sea, slightly grassy and floral aromas rise and mingle with a subtle touch of sour citrus. Old and hard caramel plays with sweet creamy toffee, the scent of dried orange peel joins and ends in a fine touch of meadow and garden herbs. Still a thick, impressive streak sticks to the glass wall, at a distance of a few millimeters, the more and more syrupy drops pull their endless tracks, already visually the old Talisker is a pleasure. The nose becomes earthier and herbal, filigree smoke dissolves from lying on the ground wet leaves. The initially subtle sweetness becomes more dominant, caramelized sugar and sweet toffee gain the upper hand. Old apricots and mirabelle plums appear before the salty aromas gradually come back together with algae and a sea breeze. Hints of licorice follow ...
Edit: After the first sip I take in a new Nosing old tobacco leaves, cigars and a touch of leather true.
Spicy wood elements dominate with an intense herbal and spicy note the first sip. Cedar wood and open humidor provide a stalkigen character, tart grapefruit and abrasion of lemon peel her tart and subtly sour flavor, slowly sets sharpness. Sweetness flashes briefly, apricots and mirabelle leaves exude their fruity aroma. The wood sharpness intensifies and ends in crushed pepper and a hint of chilli. Gradually, the well-known for Talisker Chili Catch, dried tobacco leaves and cigar stumps follow, as well as dry leather and a hint of creamy walnuts. After another sip suddenly sets violent, peppery pungency with neat chili. Chubby heat sticks between the tongue and the palate, a touch of algae and brine envelops the tongue, fly ash pulls towards the throat. Gradually, rasp of dark chocolate and old walnuts come into their own.
Herb and slightly earthy starts the reverberation. From time to time yellow fruits, leather, dried tobacco leaves and old walnuts show up. The mouthfeel becomes noticeably creamier, from time to time the peppery sharpness flares up again, the open humidor and the cigar-stumps lying in the ashtray dominate the reverberation at the moment. Next to the ashtray and humidor are a few crumbs of dark chocolate, on the palate still sticks some brine. Creamy and at the same time harsh, the aftertaste with an earthy note sounds slow.