This is an official bottling from Talisker in the Diageo Distiller's Edition series. Spending an extra year in a wine cask, this Talisker is released annually. Let's see how it is.
Salted caramel, maritime air. Jammy berries, old tobacco and oak. Baking bread, pepper, burning campfire. Complex but refined.
Honey, apples, blackberies, salt. Pepper, salted caramel. Salted pretzle. Then some cream, creme brulee and toffee.
Long, great oak structure. The jamminess of the berries ties in well with the pepper, the pipe tobacco and the brine.
Delicious. Likely my favorite of recent Distiller's Editions from Diageo. I have yet to try the Clynelish DE, but of the ones I've had, this one shines the brightest year after year.