A legendary Talisker and the oldest in the standard range, released every few years. This is the 2017 release with only 9,078 bottles produced. Bottled at 45.8%.
Nose: Mild and unusually fruity, fading quickly into lush seaweed with charred sticks. Becoming soft and very slightly waxy or creamy, like fudge.
Palate: The smoke is immediate and dry with creamy oak. Almond milk and light, sweet stone fruits emerge, joined by a trace of salt.
Finish: Long, gently warming, with a lingering maritime aftertaste and just a white pepper tingle.