Talisker 8 Year Old
70cl / 59.4%
Special Releases 2018
- Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
- Black Pepper
- Iodine (tcp)
- Dark Chocolate
Talisker 8 Year Old Reviews
Tasting note by Billy Abbott, The Whisky Exchange
Nose: Bandages and sea spray, with vanilla-heavy custard tarts and lime peel. Smokiness builds, bringing barbecued meat and sweet peat. Underneath everything is a spicy mist of burning pine needles.
Palate: Rich and thick on the tongue. Sweet bacon, chocolate, lime and black pepper are wrapped in dark break and dusted with salt. Seaspray reemerges, floating above everything.
Finish: Mint and menthol with creamy touches that fade to leave salty buttered toast.
Comment: This was the whisky I was most looking forward to in the Special Releases 2018, and it didn't disappoint. Classic salt, pepper and smoke Talisker with a rich background.