A delicious Talisker 30yo, one of the highlights of this year's Special Releases. Very, very drinkable, with plenty of character but a restrained, elegant tone after three decades of mellowing in the wood.
Mango, sweet lemon, dried pineapple, yellow melon, yellow kiwi, passion fruit, banana, maple syrup, warm honey, sweet and sour complex fruity, green tea, oatmeal, yasmin, geranium leaves, concentrated tree juice, liquorice, licorice, nutmeg, cinnamon, rattan furniture, wood dust, Citrus, citrus oil, lemon rubbed off, from time to time a hint of old camp fire smoke blows over and disappears again in the living nose.
The nose is dense and super persistent, while superclean and clear, looks very noble.
Sweet, tender wood smoke, salty spray, seaweed, licorice, weathered sawn wood, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, sweet lemon, lime, pineapple, gooseberry, wax, tobacco, shell limestone, laurel, sweet grass, green branches.
Long, spicy, slightly peppery and yet mild.