||100% Malted Barley|
|Distiller||Talisker (Carbost, Scotland)|
Bottling Code: L7319CM015 00001560
Bottling Date: ~2018
Rich oak – and a terrific fruity character – apple juice, pear juice – but also vanilla, baking spices, raisins, and white pepper. Lightly sweet on the nose. The palate is lightly sweet, lightly smoky, but also with a great sense of age to it. The balance is just tremendous – and it’s very easy to drink. The finish really comes on – it’s really earthy – but also with lots of chocolate, spice, nuts, raisins, vanilla, and even a touch of celery seed. A masterclass in balance.
Very Highly Recommended (18% of all whiskies I’ve reviewed to date get this recommendation or higher).
Value: Low, based on $250.