Bright olive gold.
Nose drying. Seaweed and old oranges, with smoke in the distance and some chalk. Surprisingly fruity and juicy, although with clear Talisker identity. With water almost soapy, a waxy sweetness. Smoke still present, but now more fragrant.
Sweet and meek to start, with some acidity and saltiness. Extraordinary flavour development. Becomes dry, stony, minerally, dusty, toasty. Ground white pepper. Chillis.
Medium to long, slightly bitter, drying finish with a warming effect. Vegetal. "Fades to an empty beach".
Bright olive gold in colour. Firm in body, slippery-smooth. One of the most distinctive malts in an individualistic expression. "A classic Talisker with a chilli kick like a mule".