Talisker 8 Year Old | Special Releases 2020

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Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky 
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 57.9%

This Talisker 8-year-old is From Diageo's 2020 Special Releases. 

Initially matured in refill casks, this unique Talisker whisky is the first ever to be finished in pot-still Caribbean rum casks. This gives lovely deep caramel aromas that are balanced by sea salt, dry seaweed and warm sand on a smoky barbecue base. 

One of the standout drams of the 2020 releases.

Attributes
Distillery

Talisker

Bottler

Distillery

Series

Special Releases 2020

Country Scotland
Region Island
Bottling Year 2020
Age 8
Limited Edition Yes
Cask Type Pot-still Caribbean rum cask finish
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 57.9%
Pre-Owned

No

 

Tasting Notes

Appearance: Golden, with greenish lights. Good beading.
Nose: A light nose-feel with some prickle. The top notes are sweet and maritime, with hints of molasses and crystalline sugar vying with dry seaweed, crystal salt and iodine, then ‘pear drop’ boiled fruit sweets below, on a smoky base with traces of charred meat.
A drop of water softens the attack, increasing the maritime character and reducing the sweet notes while introducing a hint of smoke.
Body: Medium.
Palate: A soft, smooth texture and a big taste; salty and especially, lightly sweet, before the full-on Talisker pepperiness takes over. Very drying.
Water rounds it, softening the rich sweetness and bringing up the pepper, but the profile is similar.
Finish: Long, hotly peppery and drying, finishing sweet and smoky with the typical Talisker chilli pepper ‘catch’ in the swallow. With water more rounded but similar, leaving a thread of smoke on the tongue.