Bright olive gold.
Nose drying. Seaweed and old oranges, with smoke in the distance and some chalk. Surprisingly fruity and juicy, although with clear Talisker identity. With water almost soapy, a waxy sweetness. Smoke still present, but now more fragrant.
Firm, and slippery-smooth.
Sweet and meek to start, with some acidity and saltiness. Extraordinary flavour development, becoming dry, stony, minerally, dusty even toasty – with ground white pepper and chillies.
Medium to long, slightly bitter, drying finish with a warming effect. Vegetal “Fades to an empty beach”.