TALISKER 2008 AGED 8 YEARS ~ HIGHLANDS, SCOTLAND
86/100 The Whisky Base
A tasty Talisker, aged in a single cask for 8 years and independently bottled by Douglas Laing for their Provenance range. This was distilled back in April and bottled in May 2016 at 46% ABV.
Jeffrey Jones "What makes this cask so unique is how rich and juicy it is. It begins with nice subtle smoke aromas and continues onto a creamy, concentrated and round flavor bomb of complex malt flavors with delicate undertones of smoke and general island flavors. This cask is 8 years old, and some people might think that it is too young to drink, but it is delicious now and is ready to go."
Whisky Fun ".....excellent. Wonderful freshness and sharpness."
Nose - Fresh strawberries, lemon drizzle and honeycomb.
Mouth - Red berries and light floral notes alongside a mineral backbone, with decadent notes of buttery millionaire shortbread.
Finish - Rich toffee, mocha and orange peel on a lengthy finish.
The oldest working distillery on the Isle of Skye, Talisker has enjoyed a long and very successful history. It has been the recipient of numerous accolades and medals from prestigious national and international competitions.