- Nick's Import
2002 Talisker 15 Year Old (Special Release 2019) Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
Tasting notes: This is the first ever Talisker to be released as a 15 year old matured exclusively in new charred American oak hogsheads. A delicious expression, if somewhat tamed aromatically: All the key distillery notes are present, building on the nose with coastal freshness, old rock pools and kelp, plus a deeper, sweeter honeyed/lanolin aspect interchanging with baked citrus and whisps of smoke. It's big but not overpowering; Fisherman’s Friends, peppercorns and sweet malt climax in a tangy, salty burst, with hints of char grilled pineapple and lanolin through the finish. The aftertaste is finely astringent, long and spicy. Very satisfying. 57.3% Alc./Vol.
Other reviews.... Marzipan, damp tweed, cooking chocolate, and white pepper on the nose, with light iodine and peat notes. Notably sweet on the palate, with fleshy oranges, peaches, cocoa powder, woodsmoke, and peppery peat. The finish is medium to long, with quite restrained Talisker pepperiness. 91 points
- whiskyadvocate.com, reviewed by: Gavin Smith (Winter 2019)