Appearance: Chestnut brown Palate: Crisp peat at first then softens to enormous richness in the mouth. There’s sweet, roasty malt with a heathery dryness. The sherry notes keep back some of Talisker’s usual pepper. In its place is luscious, slightly oily sweetness – with ripe, juicy fruit and vanilla. Finish: Some very deep cocoa notes, vanilla and lingering quite earthy peat. An enormously chewable single malt, with sweetness having the edge on dryness.
Sitting amongst the Inner Hebridean Scottish Isles, Skye is rugged, windswept, a place of extremes. Talisker on the Isle of Skye captures the spirit of its island home perfectly. Bursting with the famous smokiness, the surprising subtle notes of black pepper, and yet rounded with a smooth finish, Talisker is a delicious contradiction.