Nose: Like an exaggerated version of the 10yo, which is to say a more intense combination of bready cereals, raw peat, honey and spices. Really, what's not to like?
Palate: Again, this is like the 10yo turned up a notch a la Spinal Tap - it's one louder. Big cereal entry, intense spice, but well-balanced with a mouthwatering sweet note. The fiery spice keeps coming, with the classic Talisker combo of white pepper and red chilli and some delicious toasty flavours. This is epic stuff.
Finish: The honey smooths everything out as the spice slowly fades. Demands another glass.
Comment: Less austere than the 10yo, with a more generous dollop of honey. Actually, a more generous dollop of everything. A tremendous bottling, and an essential for Tally fans.