Talisker - Distillers Edition 2000Bottled in 2011
This special, multi-award winning Distillers Edition is double-matured in Amoroso wood. There's near perfection in the bitter-sweet harmony experienced here, as the familiar sweet smokiness of Talisker smooths out, not to pepper, but to rich, sweet, juicy fruit.
The nose is extremely sharp and well focussed, with a quite wonderful sultana sweetness. Chestnut brown, this is a really full-bodied Talisker - the peat, crisp at first, softens to enormous richness in the mouth, then wafts around the palate with sweet, roasted malt and a heathery dryness.
The finish shows deep cocoa notes, magnificent vanilla and lingering, earthy peat. It is exemplary in balance between sweet and dry, with sweetness always having the slight edge.