Quite simply a ridiculously good single malt whisky from Talisker.
Aged for 25 years in a mixture of refill European butts and American oak hogsheads, this 2018 edition maintains the high standards expected from this flagship bottling.
As one would anticipate for a whisky of this age, Talisker 25 possesses tonnes of complexity, a wonderful body and great depth.
This whisky serves up notes of sea spray, thick peppery peat, white pepper, delicate peach and apricot notes, dignified old oak, toffee, chocolate, a little leather, vanilla, caramelized apples, a little smoked bacon, cedarwood and some honeyed malt.
Bottled at 45.8% ABV, this whisky manages to balance Talisker’s smoky, maritime style perfectly with fruity highlands and dense oakiness.
A dram that perfectly illustrates why Talisker has such a good reputation at great age.