Talisker Distiller’s Edition 2017 Single Malt Scotch Whisky was distilled in 2007 and matured for ten years in used, American bourbon casks, then it was double-barreled, or finished, in casks that were previously used to mature Amoroso sherry, which give it that nice dark chocolate salty sweetness.
Nose: Lots of smoke and dusty saw wood. Some sherry and citrus bananas and fruits are present as well. As with all Talisker’s there is a whiff of salty air about it, that mixes together and creates one of the most complex noses I have smelled. Very interested. Swirling the whisky around in the glass opens up to iodine as well.
Palate: Fruits, Vanilla and Dark Cocoa chocolate. Some more smoke but not as strong as it is on the nose.
Finish: Sea salt and coastal finish, short to medium, doesn’t really linger on the tongue.