An independent bottling of Talisker from Douglas Laing in their Provenance (PRO) range exclusively for French whisky company Lu Maison du Whisky. Distilled in December 2008, matured in two refill hogshead casks and bottled in September 2017, with only 428 bottles produced. Bottled at cask strength of 57.8%.
Nose: The powerful, extremely peppery initial nose stages a vegetal peat (lichen). Allowed to breathe, it moves into a cocoa, fruity (raspberry, strawberry) and marine register.
Palate: Peat reveals aniseed and spicy tones along with malt, chocolate, spice and a surprising amount of fruit.
Finish: The same peat and smoke take the forefront of the aromatic.